Rabbits, hens, the Cumbrian climate and time are some of the challenges preventing Eden residents from growing more of their own fruit and veg.
Itching to try growing your own food? The good news is you don’t have to wait until spring. We share a few top tips from the Royal Horticultural Society about food crops you can plant now.
You might have guessed from the headline of this post that my first attempt to grow cucumbers hasn’t exactly gone swimmingly.
Ground zero. That’s where I’m starting from with learning how to grow fruit and veg. If that sounds like you, then we’re in this together!
I’m not from a particularly veg-growing family. My grandparents grew the odd spud and rhubarb. My mum and stepdad grew potatoes and grapes in the greenhouse at one point, and my dad grew tomatoes for a few years.
I’m not naturally green fingered and I struggle with house plants. I have very little knowledge about horticulture, and my previous experience makes for a very short CV.
Welcome to the first-ever post in Veg Out, a new blog from Penrith & Eden District Freegle and PACT, following one of Cumbria's least green-fingered people.