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Our ambition is to tour Can You Dig It? to every county in the UK.

Brilliant broccoli

Not much is growing at the allotment at the moment apart from this delicious purple sprouting broccoli (PSB). PSB is one of those crops that is definitely worth growing because it costs so much in the shops. Plus it is very tasty. I much prefer it to normal broccoli. I am pleased with […]

Norfolk news

It has been quite quiet on the Can You Dig It? front this winter because Dan has been busy being fruitful and having another baby with his wife. However, this Spring we are springing back into action with a series of shows in lovely Norfolk with Creative Arts East, kicking off with Sedgeford Village […]

Spot the snail

Snails get everywhere it seems, including onto the grave of well-known plant hunters and gardeners John Tradescant Senior and John Tradescant Junior. I spotted this snail sliming along on the Tradescant family tomb, which is at the Garden Museum in London.

It’s a brilliant place to visit if you are a gardening […]


Look at all the exciting vegetables I am going to be growing on my allotment this year. These are all from Seeds of Italy where Dan and I did a gig last week and were literally surrounded by seeds.

We’re off to Vegfest Brighton on Saturday where we will be singing some songs […]

We spring into action

We’ve officially had the first day of Spring so it is time to spring into action. I have been very busy on my allotment, building compost heaps, making new paths, pruning fruit trees and bushes and digging over beds ready for the new growing season. This is what it looks like at the moment.


Dan hose best

Dan has embarked on a crazy scheme – he is trying to connect a hose to the internet so he can water his tomato plants remotely by typing some commands into his computer. He is writing a rival blog about it here. On the surface it may seem like a good idea to […]

Heaps of effort

I spent all morning building this – my master piece, or masterheap – basically a new compost heap.

It may look relatively simple but it took ages because first I had to select the right pallets from my collection of pallets and then I had to repair one of them and then I […]

Allotments in miniature

I have just got back from a short trip to Germany where I visited Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg. It’s basically the world’s biggest train set, which features many mini mountains and mini towns as well as mini gardens and mini allotments like the one above. There was even a mini garden centre.


Card from DG!

DG has sent us a Christmas card! It’s like getting a card from Christ himself. It’s a lovely picture of a sparkly tree. I have begged DG to te a NEW Expert book but he writes: “Leave while you are winning they say. The New Veg and Herb Expert tops the gardening book […]

Just Jo

If you are a fan of just me then you can come and see me do some songs – including a couple from the show – at a FREE gig at Seeds of Italy in Harrow, north west London, on Thursday, December 4.  The event also features a talk about gardening by Seeds […]