Stephanie Hafferty

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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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April update

Two very exciting things are happening today (Friday 21st April). Our book, No Dig Organic Home & Garden has arrived at the publishers and Charles will be on Gardeners World tonight!

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Spring Equinox

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

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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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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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The New Year Kitchen Garden

This morning during an unexpected burst of sunshine with blue skies, I harvested salad in the polytunnel, adding chicories from one of the raised beds in the front garden to the mix

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The Winter Solstice Polytunnel

Over the winter the polytunnel is full of abundance – salad leaves, some vegetables, herbs and sometimes the washing!

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Growing food in Thailand

Something a bit different from my usual kitchen garden posts – growing food in a tropical climate!

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Summer to Autumn

Summer: a busy time filled with such abundance – harvests, preserving, storing – plus sowing and planting to ensure continuous crops throughout the winter and through next spring.

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What’s in season in my kitchen garden – June

I’m rather late writing this post because I have been so busy in the garden sowing, planting, clearing and picking all of the fresh new flavours of summer.

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What’s in season in my kitchen garden? May

This month there is an abundance of new flavours, including first peas and broadbeans, sown last autumn and overwintered in the polytunnel – so sweet and outside, the long awaited asparagus!

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