Brussels Sprout and Stilton soup

Don’t think too hard about this one. Just do it. I was really unsure about the recipe. They are two very strong flavours, but...

Cover unused beds

It feels very odd preparing the veg patch for winter in sweltering sun. The weather (officially an Indian Summer) has been quite incredible. However, this...

Take hardwod cuttings

If you’ve got fruit bushes or herbs, now is the time to take some hardwood cuttings from them. Hopefully next year you’ll have some...

Harvest Sweetcorn

If I had healthy sweetcorn, I would have ideally harvested these a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, as they hadn’t ripened correctly, every time I...

Harvest Brussels Sprouts

Despite the recent caterpillar attacks, the Brussels Sprouts were large enough so the attack didn’t affect the sprouts themselves. Although, I am sure if I...

Harvest Blackberries

It’s such a treat going out and getting a couple of kilo’s of fruit for nothing but a bit of your time. The weather...

Harvest Squash

The squash aren’t quite ripe, but the plants had got diseased, and no leaves were left. To save the squash from potential further disease,...

Harvest Chillies

I didn’t look after the chilli plants correctly, but they have still produced some nice fruit. The plants are tired and yellow, a result...

Bacterial Canker

Not much can be done about this, apart from cutting it out, and ensuring you treat the tree with a sray of bordeaux mix...

Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew. I’ve left it too late to do anything about it now on this courgette plant, I should have been spraying my susceptible...