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Seed saving for beginners – saving pea seeds


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Seed saving for beginners – saving pea seeds
Learn how to save seeds with our guide to the easiest crop of all - peas.

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Growing Kohlrabi

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Kohl Rabi are easy to grow and store well. You can eat the leaves, and the bulb is crunchy with a delicate, sweet taste.

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Compost toilets in the UK: buying a commercial loo

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Composting toilets are less fuss, less of a fright, and less expensive to install than you might think.

Compost toilets in the UK: introduction


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Compost toilets in the UK: introduction
An introduction to compost loos, which are set to become more popular as the cost of mains water rises.

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Growing oyster mushrooms at home

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Grow your own oyster mushrooms with just straw, a plastic bag and mushroom spawn

Growing shiitake mushrooms


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Growing shiitake mushrooms
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...

Review: Chicken Nuggets


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Review: Chicken Nuggets
More chicken trivia than you can shake a New Hampshire Red at.

Polytunnels: preparing for winter


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Polytunnels: preparing for winter
Make sure you've finished preparing the polytunnel for winter before you put your feet up

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Elderberry wine recipe: elder & black

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Rich and distinctive, this recipe delivers real elderberry flavour without being too heavy

The blocked sewer: a short horror story


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The blocked sewer: a short horror story
Here’s a short horror story: Imagine there is a sewer buried beneath your back garden. There’s a big metal cover on a concrete base, under which the...

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Distilling at home: how to make spirits using a pot still

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Making spirits at home is very simple, and there's no need to make your own still.

No dig gardening


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No dig gardening
No dig gardening replaces the annual dig with an annual top-dressing of a couple of inches of compost. Just spread the compost on and leave it be!
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