If you don’t have an allotment, or you can’t get to the plot as much as you’d like consider cultivating a bit of nature indoors. Fortunately, you don’t need a sprawling garden or a massive vegetable plot to enjoy the benefits of growing plants and veg. A window sill can serve as the perfect micro-garden, bringing a touch of greenery and freshness to your living space. Here are five plants that thrive on a window sill in the UK, adding a little vibrancy to your home!
Winter digging is basically turning over the soil during winter (removing weeds as you go) in preparation for the upcoming growing season. Some gardeners on our allotment site are avid winter diggers, others prefer the no-dig method and some, like me, do a bit of both.
Rhubarb, with its vibrant red stalks and distinct tart flavour, is a quintessentially British garden delight and gives me nostalgia just thinking about it! While many of us eagerly await the arrival of spring for the first harvest, did you know that you can enjoy tender, early rhubarb even before the growing season kicks into high gear? I have heard a lot about forcing rhubarb but have never tried it, so this year I will give it whirl.
We kicked off the year with a trip to Iceland, which was absolutely fantastic. It’s back to reality now, and I’m happy to say I don’t mind returning to work. It’s also that special time of year when we begin to plan the allotment and the growing season ahead. It’s no secret that our allotment has been neglected, but we shall enter the year with positivity and a determination to grow our own food again; I yearn for those summer months, wandering around the plot with my basket, harvesting something fresh for tea.
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“Allotment Month by Month” is a comprehensive guide that is invaluable for both novice and experienced gardeners alike. Written by Alan Buckingham, offers a systematic and accessible approach to cultivating a thriving allotment throughout the year.