Jersey Royals

December 2, 2010 at 12:10 pm. Growing.

Morrison BBC Jersey Royals have been grown in the island of Jersey for nearly 130 years. The Jersey Royal has been a part of islander’s spring diet for nearly 130 years. But this major agricultural product had something of an accidental beginning. Francois Le Maistre from the Jersey Royal Potato Association explained that it all started […]

Winter look For Allotments

December 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm. Growing.

  These are just a photo  of the allotments in December 2010. This is not the time to do any digging or weeding, but it is the time to sit by a nice warm fire. Just get out those seed books and start planning for when it get dry and the weather is better.  It […]

Allotments Make You Healthy

November 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm. Growing.

Allotment gardeners tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not tend allotments November 26th, 2010 by Dr Agnes van den Berg People who have an allotment, especially those aged over 60, tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health have shown […]

Where to Get Local

November 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm. Growing.

If you wish to get local produce where are the places you can you get it from. These are some of the places to buy from and it will be my personal opinion of those who I think support local growers. Saumarez Farmers Market ( March to October) and St. Martins Parish Hall(October to March) This […]

Allotments For You

November 30, 2010 at 1:30 pm. Growing.

There are a number of allotments around the Island and I will try to list as many as possible. If you wish to grow your own one may be near you and this list may be of help. Gorvels Allotmets ( outside)  Rue des Cache, St Martin mob. 07781165124   Geoff Brouard (outside) Le Chene, Forest […]

Growing in Small Areas

November 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm. Growing.

There are a great many of us who would like to produce our own vegetables for use in our own cooking at home but simply do not have the space to do so. This is something that puts many people off growing vegetables and they often find that they spend more money than they need […]


November 18, 2010 at 6:27 pm. Growing, General News.

Vegetable Recipes and Cooking Instructions Acorn Squash Although fall is primetime for acorn squash, this vegetable is so popular that it is carried year-round in many markets. Acorn squash is most commonly stuffed and baked, but you’ll find much more to do with them in the featured recipes. Asparagus Enrich your palate with fresh asparagus, […]

My Mum’s ( Mrs.G’S ) up to the Occupation Story

November 11, 2010 at 12:38 am. Mum's Occupation Family History, Growing.

The twins Ruth & Mary. I am writing mums storey as a follow up to Guernsey life as it was though to my start in life.It is a continuation from Ebenezer Le Page which have read and Bloney Good Times and Bloney Good Times Two which was jointly writien by the wife of my best […]

The Importance of Farmers Markets

November 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm. Growing.

Why is it so important to have farmers Markets?  I would have to go back to when I first started working in growing with my father and brother. That was in the days of no supermarkets, a vibrant Guernsey market, lots of small shops, wholesalers and greater self- sufficient than at present. There were lots of […]

“Beginning of the growing”

November 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm. Growing.

Welcome to my new website, and if you wish to follow my advice have the coming weeks, months and year. I hope to see you keep on coming back to see the changes, we will make. I will start giving information now for the first two weeks of November and advice on growing in your […]