Blogging is certainly a learning experience. Since I started blogging in October last year I’ve learnt an awful lot about the craft of writing, editing and truffling around for ideas for various posts.
One of the areas I haven’t yet covered in great detail is growing plants. It’s one of the areas I hope to develop over the coming months, alongside the actual experience of sowing, growing and cultivating in our own garden.
However whenever I need some help or advice on anything to do with gardening I find myself turning to other blogs.
Here are some of my favourite blogs that I refer to. Below you’ll find top tips and useful information on growing anything from asparagus to bamboo.
- Growing, Tasting and Using chillies by Bart J Meijer – is an experience in varieties and uses of chillies. Bart grows all his own chillies and gives great feedback on the taste of all the chillies he uses in cooking.
- The Good Life in Practice by Katy Runacres – shows just how possible it can be to grow your own. Never afraid of a challenge her blog is a great place to see all aspects of the ‘good life’ reviewed and explored.
- Sow Grow Cook Eat by Craig McKnight – very informative blog on aspects of allotments, chillies and baking. This blog was the inspiration behind my Challenge page, when Craig posed about Growing one Pot in 2012.
- Vertical Veg by Mark Ridsdill Smith – shows just how easy, and enjoyable it can be to grow veg with whatever space you have. Also a useful section on what needs to be sown each month.
- Growing up by The Hapless Gardener – nice laid back blog posts on aspects of sowing and cooking, with added descriptive photo’s.
- The Garden Smallholder by Karen – beautiful photography along with descriptive posts on aspects of being a smallholder, with chickens to boot.
- City Smallholder by David & Didi – showing just how possible it is to be as self-sufficient in an urban environment, along with great recipes and what to grow and eat by month.
- The Frugal Life by Piper Terrett – allotment holder and frugal . Nothing is impossible to live a more sustainable life and Piper shows just how she does it and how we all can too. Great tips and advice from hens to home brewing.
- Mr Digwell Blog by Mr Digwell himself – loads if very useful hints and tips about all aspects og gardening on this blog from ponds to gardening equipment.
- The Chllie Foundry by David Floyd/Chris Saunders – not so much of a ‘how to’ but an excellent site to see hot sauces, biscuits in fact pretty much anything with chillies in reviewed and rated accordingly.
That’s just a very small list of blogs – there are literally thousands out there on the blogosphere about gardening and sowing.
If there is a particular blog you like to read or indeed write yourself let me know and I’ll feature it in a future post 🙂