When you’re having a bad day, odd day, crap day, stressed day or a day you simply want to forget, where do you go to put it all behind you? For me, it’s the garden. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a gardener, but I do like to grow things and see the flowers, birds, […]
It was Marco Polo who introduced nutmeg to the Europeans which is now commercially grown in the Caribbean, in particular the spice island of Grenada. Having visited Grenada once in my travels, I can certainly attest to the heady smell of nutmeg in the markets there.
Fermentation has stopped and I’ve removed all the must. In actual fact I removed the must and then the fermentation stopped because by that time there would be little for the yeast to work on. The end result of my homemade wine is greatly dependent on what type of grape used. In my case these […]
You would be forgiven to think that I’ve been in the sun too long as my last couple of posts were about making wine and this one is about fruit loaf. Granted, on the face of it, they are not exactly gardening subjects. But that’s where you’re wrong. The grapes I’m using in my wine […]
I’m pleased to say my wine making from my homegrown grapes is working well, so far. I’ve got a bad head cold and even I can smell the stuff! If you missed the start of this experiment you can read it here. You have to keep the temperature as warm and constant as you can, […]
I originally wrote this piece under the main title of ‘The Concrete Gardener’ but as I’m going to go for a tasting of the wine I’ve produced tomorrow, then I thought I would make the title a little more accessible. So far there are three parts to this. The one you are reading, and steps […]
I’m committed now, I’m going to bomb my concrete garden. Don’t worry (or maybe you’re clapping with delight?) I’m not using explosives. I’m going to bomb my garden with seeds, seedballs to be precise, from the lovely people at seedball.co.uk In case you’re not keeping up with these posts, I have a concrete garden in […]