Gardening

How does your garden grow? As gardening virgins, ours is a delight to discover. We like to have a go at anything, re-use as much as we can in building the garden, and are always learning something new. What’s not to like? And you get to eat the results!

Planting and harvesting unusual vegetables, recipes included, at PumpjackPiddlewick

Every year I put my hand to trying to grow some lesser grown or unusual vegetables.  As a self titled garden virgin (but gaining experience all the time), I of course have varying success. I am very proud of having had a go with sweet potatoes, celeriac, artichokes, fennel, asparagus,Read More →

What can you do with carrot tops! Eat them! recipes at PumpjackPiddlewick

I recently came across a recipe for pesto using carrot tops. So since I had them, I made it. And oh my, this is definitely worth giving a go. And then it got me to thinking, what else can I make with them? Like parsley, carrot tops have a subtleRead More →

How to make a vertical garden out of recycled plastic bottles | PumpjackPIddlewick

Every time I tweet about our recycled milk bottle, wall garden I get lots of interest. And it kind of makes sense. After all, the cost is minimal, the space is minimal – could be done almost anywhere you have a vertical space, inside, outside – and looks rather cool (at least I think so).Read More →

Foraging - 8 reasons why you should try it from PumpjackPiddlewick

Foraging for food is one of my all time favourite things. I mean, who doesn’t like fresh food for free? But it is not just that. Foraging is fantastic on so many levels. 1. Going Seasonal Here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick we are all about seasonal foods. It is anRead More →