By Sophie de Mul, aged 8 Opening the book Book Details Title: Bloom Author: Nicola Skinner (https://twitter.com/skinnerwrites) Date Published: 4th April 2019 Publisher: Harper Collins (https://twitter.com/HarperCollinsUK) Number of pages: 368 pages Book Review Bloom is about a small girl named Sorrel and she lives in a small town called Little Cherry Bliss. Sorrel and her... Continue Reading →
Seasonal family food: Summer Tomato Tart
This recipe is a real Glut Buster if you are feeling overwhelmed with an endless harvest of tomatoes. The baking really brings out a richer flavour to your toms and the combination with cheese and basil is a classic.
Video: Allotment Plot Tour – June 2018
Exactly a year to the day after my first full allotment plot tour, here's my first plot tour of 2018 https://youtu.be/4Q5rh0otRT4
Book Review: Grow what you love, by Emily Murphy
This is not a standard fruit and vegetable growing guide. Grow What You Love is indeed a love story, disguised as a book about growing and food-making. It’s the perfect guide for me and my generation of growers.
My Digital Mums experience
This blog post will seem out of context for the usual followers of Grow Lotty Grow, but it will explain why I've been so quiet on the Garden Blogging front for the past six months. In September 2017, I began a course called the Digital Mums social media associates programme. It's twenty-four weeks of hands-on... Continue Reading →
Video: Harvesting Sweet Potatoes
Haphazard footage from the first ever sweet potato harvest from the plot. It didn't go that great. I was hoping for more. I don't think it was warm enough this year and I didn't invest in cloches. But, lessons learnt and I will probably try again next year.
Seasonal family food: Autumn
Since having the allotment, I've tried to base the meals we eat as a family around the crops that are in season. Here are the recipes I've enjoyed, so far, this Autumn.
Video: Blueberry Palace update – 15th October 2017
Today I did some work in the Blueberry cage, to prepare for the winter. After a good weed, I planted some Iris reticulata bulbs "Harmony" and some Crocus blue pearl. I then mulched the raised beds with a good thick layer of coniferous wood chip. The two bright red blueberry bushes features in my film... Continue Reading →
Gardening with kids: How to make a Grass Caterpillar
A fun and educational gardening activity, how to make a grass caterpillar with the kids.
Video: Allotment Plot tour – 10th September 2017
A video tour (with the kids) of a rather autumnal looking allotment plot. 8 mins 48 secs.