Stephanie Hafferty

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Winter Update: How can it be February already?

Salad harvest at Homeacres, late December

January has flown by, a busy month, including working on the final edit of our book and going on holiday. The No Dig Home and Garden has now gone back to the publishers and off to the designer, exciting times!

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Interview in Green Gardens

Gathering flowers and herbs

I was interviewed last month by Green Gardens about no dig gardening and other aspects of my work.

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No Dig Organic Home and Garden


The book I have written with Charles Dowding will be published 1 May 2017

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Open Garden – Sunday 4th September


  Open Garden at Homeacres on Sunday, Charles’ amazing no dig market garden. A great opportunity to find out more about no dig gardening, growing vegetables and to try some of my cakes!

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Summer harvests from the kitchen garden


Summer abundance fills my garden and kitchen, the delicious harvest of mulching, sowing, pricking out, planting, weeding, watering and caring for so many vegetables, herbs and fruit.

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The kitchen garden in June

Red Admiral butterfly feeding on the Red Valerian in my front garden

The polytunnel planting is designed to crop on different levels to make full use of the growing space.

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Mid May Kitchen Garden


It is lovely to welcome the sun and warmer weather after an extended period of cold and frosts. The garden is full of blossom. As the petals fall, fruit is forming on the berry bushes and trees. Every day there is…

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Rhubarb, apple and sultana muffins


I made these for our no dig course today using some of Charles’ rhubarb, apples from the local whole food shop and store cupboard ingredients. They were enjoyed so much I was asked to share the recipe. 

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No Dig Home

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I have started another blog to compliment this website, where I will be mostly writing about the No Dig gardening I do in my gardens and allotment and some aspects of my home life – preserving, seasonal food, potions, etc. 

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Spring growing, harvests, sowing and seed saving for next winter!

The first blossom on the greengage

This is such an exciting, busy time – every day there is something new…

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Late Winter – Signs of Spring


I spotted this ladybird enjoying some sunshine on a spinach leaf in my polytunnel on February 19th. The utilitarian structure has a range of habitats which provide shelter for many ladybirds and other beneficial creatures including a toad and spiders. Some…

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January allotment in the sunshine


My lovely allotment is just a few minutes’ walk up the road. Most days  I can walk up there with a trug and trowel to garden or gather food, but when I am harvesting a lot of vegetables or need…

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