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Mid-Spring Gardening

By mid-spring most of the seedlings have made the big trek down to our greenhouse, which is now absolutely rammed with fresh new growth. I usually feel like there’s not enough time and definitely not enough space at this time of year…. 370 more words

Green Tomato Chutney

I bet that someone, somewhere in the world is picking some homegrown green tomatoes right now! This is my recipe for an amazingly delicious and much healthier version of a traditional allotment chutney that contains no refined sugar. 215 more words

Early-Spring Gardening

I love every season, but I think Spring has to be my favourite. There’s just so much anticipation in the air, from the first bulbs of early-Spring to the luscious blossoms of mid-Spring and the definite ‘no-turning back’ growth of late-Spring. 400 more words

Why You Should Grow Your Own Vegetables

7 Reasons why you Should grow your own vegetables

  1. improve the health of your family. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the most important things you and your family can do to stay healthy along with exercise. 
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My Writing

Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers, as in teaching elementary school kids how to grow their own food


Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers
May 06, 2015 2:27 PM ET
Greg Allen

Although it’s a tropical island, perhaps surprisingly, Puerto Rico produces very little of its own food. 833 more words

Puerto Rico

Put the kettle on...

it’s time to make jam out of flowers.

Yep you read it right. I started doing this two years ago with the lovely lilac tree flowers. 76 more words


Secret Garden

So, it’s been a while (a month to be exact) since I last wrote. From then until now, I have been involved in a myriad of projects. 533 more words