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A New Find at St Albans Farmers’ Market

A New Find at St Albans Farmers’ Market

Every second Sunday of the month – cometh hell or high water – St Albans hosts a farmers’ market, which is an absolute must visit for me.  A foodie’s delight!  I generally have a list of things I need and the things I want – […]

A simple pasta midweek dinner

A simple pasta midweek dinner

  Served with a tricolore salad and Tesco’s Sun-blushed tomato garlic bread. Tricolore Salad is traditionally tomato, mozzarella and basil salad as the red tomato, white mozzarella and green of the basil represent the Italian flag, also known as the Tricolore. Although, as most recipes “online” suggest avocado rather […]

Easter wash out

Easter wash out

This is my favourite compost for use in the polytunnel, which is where I spent most of my allotment time this wash-out of a long weekend. I use, in the main, non-peat pots that sit nicely in seed trays. This way I get to reuse […]

Is Spring finally arriving?

Is Spring finally arriving?

Tonight the clocks go forward signalling the start of summer. Everywhere signs of Spring abound and the trees and plants are bursting back into life.  The weather this weekend has been pretty dank so I just spent this morning in the poly tunnel sowing seeds […]

After a visit to St Alban’s Farmers Market

After a visit to St Alban’s Farmers Market

On the second Sunday of each month, the city of St Alban hosts a farmers market offering a fantastic array of fresh produce.          

Welcome to PurpleBug

Welcome to PurpleBug

This is to record both successes and failures as I grow on my allotment and I hope that these pages will be an inspiration to those just starting out, or even just thinking of growing edibles. I’ve had my allotment for just three growing seasons, […]