Welcome to Farm In My Pocket
Farm In My Pocket
A Home Farming Resource
Farm In My Pocket is a site where you can find information about how to grow your own food. As Andy and I are keen polytunnel growers, of course that tends to be our focus – but there’s lots more, too. If you find it useful, please let us know! And if there’s anything you need to know about and you can’t find it here, let us know! We’re always interested in expanding our knowledge.
Gardening in difficult times…doing our bit against Covid 19
While most of these articles are pretty old now, all the growing tips are still as valid as ever. And, the really good news is that new articles are now being created and posted, regularly. If you’re wondering about growing some of your own food this year – and, let’s face it, if you’re ever going to do it, this year is your best chance ever – go for it! While almost all the gardening centres are closed, you can still order seeds online. Do it do it do it! Any questions, send us an email. We’ll help you absolutely as much as we’re able to.
Ever tried to blow-dry a chicken? Nope, nor me. But that would never discourage my wife Linda if she thinks it’s going to help…read more
Unused solar power can now be diverted to give you hot water…and you’ll still get paid for feeding it into the grid!read more
Falling installation costs mean that PV solar cells are still a sound investmentread more
Home made wine can be filtered to improve its clarity, but not to remove cloudiness or hazes.read more
Home brew beer kits are ideal for beginners, because all the hard work has been done for you.read more
Home brewing beer is gaining in popularity – and small wonder, from just 37 pence a pintread more
Grow your own oyster mushrooms with just straw, a plastic bag and mushroom spawnread more
Shiitake mushrooms are delicious but really expensive. However, with just a little effort and some patience you can easily grow your own at home. Growing shiitake mushrooms needs little in the way of materials and work, and then you simply sit back and...wait. It...read more
Rich and distinctive, this recipe delivers real elderberry flavour without being too heavyread more