Lovely Weather for Ducks

I know the British love to talk about the weather, but at the moment, us gardeners have been given a lot to work around: thunder, hail, torrential rain, harsh winds and surprisingly low temperatures. I mean, we’re heading towards the end of May and I haven’t even got any gardening tan lines yet… has the world gone crazy?!?

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Salad Days

I think there’s that moment for a gardener, when you decide to take the plunge and plant out your first crops, when you’re hit by a wave of butterflies in your stomach. No matter how many years I’ve been growing my own, I still get that feeling. It’s a mixture of excitement, and worry that a late frost will ruin your months of hard work. Continue reading “Salad Days”

Brussels Sprouts Slaw

Why do so many of us eat Brussels sprouts only at Christmas? If, like Ade, you grew a crop of them purely with Christmas dinner in mind, you’ve probably still got stalks of these bijoux brassicas standing proud on your veg plot, crying out to be used, and there’s so much to do with them. Continue reading “Brussels Sprouts Slaw”