July In The Vegie Patch

These root crops were sown late autumn and the reason they’re growing like little rockets is because they’re cosy beneath a cloche. That plastic skin has warmed the soil to 13°, while outside the soil’s a mere 7°. A handy option if the gardener (that’s me), can see there won’t be enough carrots come spring. […]

July in the Vegie Patch

Winter is shed cleaning season. There’ll be no time in spring (or summer or autumn for that matter), so spend a Sunday in July doing useful things like taking twine off stakes; sorting cloches and birdnetting; and cleaning and sharpening your tools. Sharp tools are dreamy ease, their blunt cousins make you work too hard. […]

July in the Vegie Patch

Winter is shed cleaning season. There’ll be no time in spring (or summer or autumn for that matter), so spend a Sunday in July doing useful things like taking twine off stakes; sorting cloches and birdnetting; and cleaning and sharpening your tools. Sharp tools are dreamy ease, their blunt cousins make you work too hard. […]

Soothing Hot Chocolate

In need of soothing? Well, look no further – soothe the day with this hot chocolate like no other. This simple recipe uses good old cocoa powder (do choose Fairtrade). A cup of this feels like pudding, so go on be naughty at morning tea time. For one cup 2 teaspoons cocoa (depending on your […]