No Dig Home – my recent blog posts

I will be posting an update on my website later in the week; I have had the dreaded flu bug that is going round so am a bit behind with the website updates I have planned, but do post regularly on No Dig Home.

Recent posts have inclduded how to sow and grow aubergines, chillies and sweet peppers…

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And how to reduce plastic by making paper pots.

The unseasonally cold weather has delayed some of the sowings for this year. I have sown onions, shallots, some broadbeans and early peas, but decided to wait until after the Beast from the East has passed before sowing spring outdooor broadbeans at my work kitchen garden beds at Roth Bar and Grill (Hauser and Wirth Somerset).

My polytunnel is abundant, full of luscious edible growth – it freezes every night as the temperatures fall but has so far defrosted every day. Any very frost sensitive potted plants have been moved indoors for now and those which are in the ground and so can’t be moved, or potted just a bit sensitive plants, are tucked up under layers of bubble wrap and horticultural fleece.

We are off shortly to brave the cold at Castle Cary train station (it’s about -7C with windchill just now) to attend the Garden Press Event in London. It should be an exciting and interesting day, seeing new gardening ideas and catching up with friends.

I’ll be posting pictures on my Twitter and Instagram accounts if you’d like little glimpses into the show. There are direct links for following me on my website (see the bottom and side of the screen): on Instagram I am stephaniehafferty and on Twitter @Steph_Hafferty


Now to wrap up warm and out into the cold!