Every year in a garden is different, just like every day in a garden is different. Some years, you have wild successes, beautiful crops, perfect weather and no weeds. Then there are years like this one. When your world kind of falls to pieces and your garden along with it. There are years like this … Continue reading The light at the end of the polytunnel
Happy New Year fellow growers! I've been slightly off the blogging radar for the past few weeks, mostly due the a little event that takes place around the end of December every year. I have a busy retail management job so Christmas is pretty much a black hole for me in terms of social life, … Continue reading Planuary
It's a funny thing being a young(ish) woman with an allotment. On one hand, I love nice clothes, make up and am well known amongst friends for wearing sky-high stilettos; but on the other hand I love being dirty, don't care about brand labels and have been known to go for days without even thinking about … Continue reading Grow Yourself Gorgeous
Halloween is a scary time of year. Everywhere you look there are horror movies, monsters, ghosts, vampires and zombies. But perhaps the scariest thing about Halloween is that nobody really seems to know what it's about anymore. Now, don't get me wrong, I adore Halloween, it's one of my favourite times of the year. The … Continue reading A Super Natural Halloween
Hello, and Happy New Year from Fiona Grows Food. It has been a bit of a strange few months, hence the lack of blog posts, many apologies to my regular readers. I’ve been pretty busy in work (Christmas is silly season in retail), busy partying, busy living, busy having a bit of an existential crisis. … Continue reading Turn, Turn, Turn
The word on everyone's lips in Ireland this week is water. Last Wednesday, after months of bemoaning, dread and consternation, Irish citizens began being charged for their domestic water usage. With water meters being installed country wide, there is currently a capped charge for the first nine months, afterward each household will be charged on water … Continue reading Irish Water Charges: How To Conserve Water For Your Garden
Over the past two years, I have been discovering the joys of gardening, the importance of growing my own food and adjusting to the significant changes this has had on my life. Not only that though, gardening has broadened my horizons, opened my eyes to a whole world of environmental interests that I'd never gave … Continue reading Irish Seed Savers Need Your Help!