Where there’s Muck

Years of following a haphazard compost cycling routine has resulted in two full heaps of uncomposted matter. I was always supposed to fill one side of my pallet compost system, …

Hitting the Water Table

We made a flying visit to the plot this morning to deposit the kitchen compost and to rescue the last few Brussels. Compost has become a bit of a cottage …

The Importance of Labels

We ran out of tartare sauce today. I don’t know what you are supposed to do in that situation. If I run out of lager I’ll substitute a bottle of …

Cavalo Nero Kale Crisps

This is the first year of growing Kale.┬áIt’s taken me about 40 years to acquire the taste but I’ve now found the recipe that boosts this brassica into top spot …

A Room of One’s Own

I’ve always considered the allotment shed to be a home from home but the recent crop failings and resultant low morale has led it to be more of an irregular …

In Search of New Hobbies

I feel like I have this entirely unsatisfactory hobby where I spend hours each weekend, weeding and tilling and planting, just in order for an army of soft, squishy critters …

The Air was Blue

There were some ripe utterances on the plot this morning and for a change it wasn’t me doing the cursing. One of my latest crazes is woodworking but beyond whittling …