Goodbye Springter, hello April

It feels weird to be celebrating the end of winter - in April. But things are finally starting to happen on the plot and I'm feeling a long overdue sense of optimism.  So, in an effort to convince myself it can't possibly snow again, here's what's growing right now: Broad beans. I planted these in the autumn and somehow … [Read more...]

Best rhubarb recipes ever

 Rhubarb. It’s the marmite among vegetables (and yes, it’s a vegetable, not a fruit.) You either love it or hate it. Well, don’t dis it until you’ve tried these recipes – designed to turn even the most committed rhubarb avoider. I too was once averse to rhubarb – or at least the acrid stewed variety served with globular … [Read more...]

Rhubarb and rain


There are only two things in plentiful supply on the allotment at the moment: rain and rhubarb. We inherited the rhubarb when we took on the plot three years ago and it’s incredibly low maintenance. I ignore it all year until it rewards us with loads of ruby red stalks, which I then plunder mercilessly. Here are some nerdy … [Read more...]