Stephanie Hafferty

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Quick update and Charles Dowding’s 2018 Gardening Calendar

A very quick update. For all good reasons, I have been really busy since I got back from my recent trip to Thailand and Laos, especially with work on my new book!

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In the summertime…

After the excitement of our book’s publication, the past few months have been a wonderfully busy time. The book has been doing so well, spending most of the time as the #1 best selling book in organic veg! The publishers…

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Spring Equinox

It’s the first day of spring – Happy Ostara!

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Winter Update: How can it be February already?

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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Autumn update

Suddenly it is autumn!

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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

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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No Dig Home

I have started another blog NoDigHome.com 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!

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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