Organic Gardening

I know that normally this blog, although personal as regards anecdotes, isn’t personal as regards who I am and what-not. However I am pleased to announce that there will be a slight change in that department,  I readily admit that I owe all of my green fingered-ness and dough-y fingered-ness to my Mother and I am now welcoming her to this blog to add the organic gardening edge.

Over the past 18 months or so I’ve foraged and baked, scavenged and sauteed with you all but only once begged you to get a bit more self-sufficient and green fingered. This blog will still remain predominantly a foody foragy haven but I think that you can never go wrong with a good bit of self-sufficiency and so for anyone who has a windowsill, terrace, roof garden, or 5 acre plot Velvet Alphabet is now also your portal into all things growing.  I am also proud to announce that my lovely Mother has become a Master Gardener with Garden Organic, or as many of us know them the Henry Doubleday Research Association. Now she has the t-shirt and a badge to prove what we’ve known all along I thought the very least I could do would be to spread some of her expertise around a little and entice her into some guest posts on Velvet Alphabet. I suspect I may be doing a lot of the typing but I can assure you that this woman knows her green stuff. If you have questions, ask away. If you’re in Norfolk and are desperate to garden organically but don’t know how to set up, or you already do garden organically but need a bit  of a helping hand she’s here to give you the guidance that you need either online, on the phone or in person.

Mother and me re-potting Mint and going through the soil removing nasty vine-weevil larvae.

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