Pumpkins and courgettes have a lot of similarities in their needs for producing good crops.
My introduction to the humble raspberry was in the early fifties when this eight year old followed a group of young kids from our housing estate to our local raspberry fields, just a ten minute walk away.
In early youth, once you are old enough to sample a wee bit of alcohol you go over a threshold with a new experience that stays with you, but is forever changing as life evolves.
John Stoa gets down to a house party with his house plants
How well suited is the Scottish climate for the growing of figs? John Stoa finds out.
The arrival of Halloween can only mean one thing for John Stoa – pumpkins!
Darker nights and cooler temperatures can only mean one thing – summer is all but over and autumn is here, says John Stoa.
Autumn is a great time to look ahead to next year and make plans for the spring flowering displays.
With autumn now almost past, colder weather with frost and snow will most likely be arriving very soon.
The festive season has come and gone. There was no white Christmas, in fact we are well into winter and yet still to see some snow, but now I’ve said that, it is just about guaranteed to come within the next few days.