Potager Garden: The First Frosts of Autumn

It is now utterly dark when I wake up, here in Middle England.  The happy side effect of this is that I can watch the sunrise as I eat my porridge. A few days ago, the first frosts arrived.  I love the early morning crisp whiteness, and the eery, soft, pre-dawn light. Our Savoy cabbages…

Potager Garden: Summer days and the first raspberry harvest

We were so happy when our little bare root stock gave us delicious raspberries in its first growing year … … and then the slow-growing cabbages, that had braved late winter weather, flooding and fended off greedy slugs, were finally ready to harvest.  I planted successions of spring onions, so we are still picking those…