Growing Garlic in Pots – Success or Failure?

Since moving to Portugal we now use far more garlic in our food than in the UK. Reportedly, garlic acts as a great mosquito repellant because they dislike the taste of your skin/blood when garlic is absorbed into the body. I am not sure how true this is, but I no longer have as many... Continue Reading →

Growing Fruit and Vegetables in Portugal: May

The diary of my challenge to grow my own fruit and vegetables in Portugal continues. Seasons,  soil conditions and climate are totally different from the UK,  so gardening here is one big experiment.   I am not a knowledgeable gardener, nor do I have a "green thumb", but my enthusiasm makes up for what I lack in these... Continue Reading →

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