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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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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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

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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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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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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