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A tale of two soups

It’s been a few months since the comedian Victoria Wood passed away. Her 1986 “two soups” sketch was so hardwired in my brain that …

Hey Pesto! and other speedy treats

There is nothing better than vegetables just picked, nimbly prepared, and eaten straight away. The flavours are at their peak, the form and …

Easy peasy: the joy of direct sowing

I am really loving direct-sowing seeds in the raised beds. All of the hard work (not to mention, cost!) of last year (filling the beds with quality …

Cloche and daggers

I’d really, really like some sort of glazed structure to start seeds off this early in spring, and to house tomatoes and …

It would beetroot to refuse

MNM is a whizz with the juicer. I’ve already featured the delicious juice he made with celery. Scroll down to read his …

Spot the difference

Both of these front-of-bed crops have had a hair cut to encourage some fresh new growth. Both are 10 plants each, of …