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Tomatoes in a bag

Tomato-bag-1I spotted these bush type tomatoes (Tumbler) growing well in just an old compost bag rolled down and a little compost. This was the result of a suggestion I made to someone who didn’t have a ‘gro bag’ who had had a couple of plants given to them. I’ll keep an eye to see what […]

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Cabbage turnip

IMG_0495I’ve just harvested my first kohl rabbi of the year! This vegetable isn’t grown as much as it should be. Its name translates as ‘cabbage turnip’, giving you an idea what it tastes like. You harvest it when its between golf and tennis ball size – don’t let it get bigger or it will get […]

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ULHT staff Health and Well-being day Lincoln County Hospital 25/06/2013

I manned a stand at the first staff Health and Well-being day held at Lincoln County Hospital today. The event proved very popular with 307 members of staff attending. Most of the people attending visited the 10 stalls; and at times it got very busy. I thoroughly enjoyed myself talking to so many people with […]

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Watercress at home

Water-cressI was always told you needed moving water to grow watercress and, as I hadn’t got a stream in my garden, never tried. Then,about 5 years ago I read a bit in a magazine which led to me having a go. I use the bottom of an old plastic barrel cut down to about 6 […]

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Progress in the School Garden

StrawberryIt’s Wednesday and the task in hand is to plant out the contents of the school’s greenhouse into a giant tractor tyre full of earth. This is currently full of annual weeds and, strangely, a random juniper bush. My assistants are a group of whirling chattering eight year olds, in the main too excited to […]

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