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Hopefully by now you've managed to get most, if not all, the digging done. That's the hard part. The rest of it is easy, especially the last bit: where you get to eat the results of all your hard work. If you're new to gardening, stick with things that are easier to...
Every few days I'm going to post a 'Coronavirus Diary' blog intended to help people who are new to gardening. We should all be growing at least some of our own food, and especially this year. I'm not trying to monetise this site in any way: there won't be any ads or...
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
Making spirits at home is very simple, and there’s no need to make your own still.read more