HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN
LINA’S EXTENSIVE GARDEN HELPS TO FEED THE COUPLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 1 PLAN IT “During the colder months we plan what we’re going to do with the garden and what to plant.” 2 FEED IT “Think organic – build your own compost heap and use it to fertilise your garden.”
3 HARVEST IT “We’re not self-sufficient but I try to make as much of the harvest as possible – apple cider, dried apple slices, apple sauce, dried raspberries and jams.” 4 ENJOY IT “Don’t be a perfectionist. My garden is so massive, overgrown with weeds and half-finished projects. But I enjoy the small things I’ve accomplished instead.” A
Hang out Hanging pans and chalkboards give the kitchen a rustic farmhouse feel (above). Purr-fect The couple’s cat Benny “enjoys life to the fullest”. Harvest home The house has lots of little “overgrown” garden rooms.