• Mark's Veg Plot

    A blog about gardening, food, cookery, travels and family - specializing in home-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs.


  • Sweet Peas

    Sweet Peas

    The other day I wrote about pinching-out Sweet Peas, and today I want to show you the effect it had. When you pinch out the growing tip of the plant, it... Read more

    Posted on 15 March 2014
  • Carrots - Protective Measures in Smaller Scale

    Carrots Protective Measures Smaller Scale

    Following on from the construction of my Anti-Carrot Root Fly carrot-growing structure (as described on Tuesday), I have decided to apply the same approach to m... Read more

    Posted on 14 March 2014
  • Sowing and Protecting Carrots

    Sowing Protecting Carrots

    This year I SHALL have good carrots! Well, even if I don't, it won't be for want of trying. For the last two or three years I have grown miniature (aka "finger"... Read more

    Posted on 12 March 2014
  • New Growth Everywhere You Look...

    Growth Everywhere Look...

    Things are certainly starting to move in the garden - Spring is stirring the plants into action.Look how much these Chives have grown: 19th Jan 16th Feb... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2014
  • PSB - Nearly Ready?

    Nearly Ready?

    My Purple Sprouting Broccoli, having been in the ground for many months, is finally about to deliver its crop. This year it won't be a big crop. The four... Read more

    Posted on 10 March 2014
  • Sweet and Sour Pork

    Sweet Sour Pork

    I hadn't really intended to write about this meal, because it seems so simple, but it looked so gorgeous that I just HAD to post about it!This is my take on... Read more

    Posted on 09 March 2014