Backyard Kitchen Garden rather ground to a halt last June. Partly because things were a little crazy in real life, partly because – let’s face it – last year was a pretty crappy growing season and Mark and I just weren’t feeling the inspiration.
But it’s a new growing year now, Spring is (just about) in the air and the blog sap is rising again. So we’re back in business, albeit with a few changes…
Mark is no longer a full-time co-blogger here at BYKG. He’s got a new blog project up and running at malt-review.com – which is an absolutely excellent resource and discussion-space for whisky lovers; I highly recommend you stop by and check it out if you’re any kind of fan of the old water of life – so he’s devoting most of his online energy to that (and quite rightly so). Then again, he’s recently gained a new allotment (I am green with allotment-envy), which he’s doing a lot of work on at the moment. So maybe I’ll be able to persuade him back for the occasional guest post on the subject, who knows?
My own plan is to inject some new life into BYKG and up the frequency of posting. Some posts will seek to open discussion with fellow Backyard Kitchen Gardeners – I’ve set up a Facebook Page for that purpose as well, which you’re welcome to Like – and others will link out to interesting material I’ve spotted elsewhere online. A fair few of them are likely to be quick updates on seed sowing, plating and harvesting progress, but you’re more than likely to make comments, suggestions and corrections on those, too.
I’ll also be setting up a progress log in a Google Docs spreadsheet and – once I’ve worked out how to safely share that – making it available for anyone who’s interested to check in and see what Jo (my lovely missus, in charge of all things floral and hopefully posting here from time to time as well) and I are up to.
I’m looking forward to swapping stories, sharing top tips and growing a serious amount of fruit and veg this year.