12 Tips for Creating a Vegetable Garden

Growing your own fruit, herbs and vegetables is becoming increasingly popular for many reasons; it makes financial sense (once you’re up and running) it guarantees you know where your food is coming from, you know how it’s been grown, there are no food miles, it keeps you fit and it’s a great hobby! Whether you’reContinue reading “12 Tips for Creating a Vegetable Garden”

Clearing the Wilderness to Make Room for our Vegetable Garden

When we bought a derelict house and overgrown garden in August 2013, we were actually far more interested in what we could make of the outdoor space, rather than just focusing on inside! Both the front and back gardens were so neglected that we didn’t even know how much land we had, in fact weContinue reading “Clearing the Wilderness to Make Room for our Vegetable Garden”

101 Things to do with Figs!

The title of this blog post might be slightly misleading… we don’t HAVE 101 things to do with figs, we NEED 101 things! The figs in are garden are ripening by the day, and we’re desperately trying to pick them before they go squishy and fall to the floor. So, we open to suggestions please,Continue reading “101 Things to do with Figs!”

The thing I love about vegetable gardening…

I’ve spent a lot of time in the garden lately, which has been absolute heaven for me, and has also lead me to analyse what it is that I love so much about vegetable gardening… I’ve decided the answer is pretty straight forward; I love watching things grow and develop. This applies to all kindsContinue reading “The thing I love about vegetable gardening…”

How has our garden grown?

We’ve been living in France for about 8 weeks now, and having just had a week back in England, it was quite exciting to come back and see how our little veg garden has grown! Here’s a few ‘before and after’ shots of the plants 🙂

More plums than we bargained for…

Last Sunday was the first day that we could really get cracking in the kitchen, making use of the produce we’d already collected. The first weekend we arrived, we picked a huge bowl of mulberries from the neighbour’s garden, but we had to freeze them because we didn’t have time to turn them into anythingContinue reading “More plums than we bargained for…”

What a load of horse s**t!

As soon as we arrived in France, I ‘adopted’ 3 very sickly looking tomato plants and quite a few chilli plants from the local garden centre. Since then I have added to our little veg plot quite a lot, with the following: French beans from seed (had to be done) A cucumber plant A courgetteContinue reading “What a load of horse s**t!”

Smooth!

As part of our new healthy eating regime, and due to the fact that I have more time to spare now we’re living in France, I’ve starting making smoothies and health drinks for us! Until now I had been sticking to basic combinations of citrus fruits with a few apples and strawberries thrown in, butContinue reading “Smooth!”