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Next year I want to grow a few different crops, Celery is on my list but is it easy to grow and is self blanching a good option?
I have been earthing up my Potatoes but they don't stay earthed up for long. I have a big bucket of Seaweed I am thinking off putting around them. I have rinsed the salt off already. They are looking good and I don't want to ruin them so would it…Continue
I acquired about 50 Box and yew plants last 18month and i was saddened by their development during last summer's rather hot and dry spell. I put 'em in 12" tubs and they did not do well until I put them in the shade, in an alleyway. Then they loved…Continue
I should like to grow 50-100 lavender plants, and grow them by propagating. I have got the hormone rooting powder and the coir/fiber for the purpose. Do I merely slice fresh bits of lavender plant lay them gently in the soil and cover them,…Continue
At the weekend I harvested the first of my 2016 potatoes. I made a mistake that I want to share, in order that others may avoid it!I normally harvest my first potatoes in the middle of June. I looked at all of mine and saw that the "Nicola" ones…Continue
Picked the first of this year's carrots today. They were grown in a plastic flower bucket and started off in the greenhouse to produce an early crop. The taste was just so carroty and a huge improvement on the shop ones we've been eating.…Continue
We picked the first of this year's pea crop today. Only a few pods but the taste of fresh peas is hard to beat. The variety is Bingo and they are growing in containers in the greenhouse. Bingo is one of the 'patio' veg varieties that can produce…Continue
It’s June, the weather is warming, there’s been plenty of rain (!) and the rhubarb is looking on top of the world. From the small knuckles of underground potential, huge forests have grown in a few short weeks and now, in a Jurassic corner of the…Continue
I started growing shallots two years ago and I love their easy growing habits. Shallots are in the onion family and can be grown like onions. The difference is that they are smaller in size and they have the mild, sweeter taste. They also store better than onion. Once lifted and dried you can keep them over a year.
I bought …Continue
After six years there have been lots of changes in our back garden. Now it caters for the whole family and produces lots of fruit, vegetables and herbs for the kitchen. Read the full story with lots of images at…Continue