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Sussexmouse replied to Duncan Seth-Smith's discussion Celery - do you grow it with success
"I planted a stump of Celery in the ground and found it grew new leaves"
14 hours ago
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Propagating Gooseberry Bushes

How easy is it to propagate a Gooseberry Bush ?  We have a big one at work which produces fruit…See More
14 hours ago
Sussexmouse replied to Sussexmouse's discussion Seed Tapes
"Update. The French Breakfast Seed Tapes worked well.  We have had to share them with our…"
14 hours ago
Sussexmouse replied to Sussexmouse's discussion Potatoes
"I did put the seaweed in my compost bin after all. Hopefully I have planted the Potatoes deep…"
14 hours ago
Trevor Alun Davies commented on Rozzie's group Tomato Lovers Group
"Mark, re your toms with brown tips, I had the same problem when my plants were potted on into large…"
Jade Hwang liked Nic Wilson 's blog post 8 Delicious Recipes for Surviving a Rhubarb Glut
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Gareth Howell replied to Gareth Howell's discussion Veggie garden Topiary/Bonsai
"The retail mark up on thes eplants is about 3x in the course of 2 years. I bought them for about…"

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Celery - do you grow it with success

Started by Duncan Seth-Smith. Last reply by Sussexmouse 14 hours ago. 9 Replies

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?

Tags: crop, salad, allotment, vegetables, Celery

Propagating Gooseberry Bushes

Started by Sussexmouse 14 hours ago. 0 Replies

How easy is it to propagate a Gooseberry Bush ?  We have a big one at work which produces fruit each year without any pamperingContinue

Seed Tapes

Started by Sussexmouse. Last reply by Sussexmouse 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

I am trying to encourage my young Niece to try growing Vegetables. I am thinking about sending her some Seed Tapes in the post as I won't be seeing her for a while. Has anyone tried Seed Tapes ?Continue


Started by Sussexmouse. Last reply by Sussexmouse 14 hours ago. 4 Replies

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

Veggie garden Topiary/Bonsai

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Friday. 3 Replies

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

Plug plants Cell trays.

Started by Gareth Howell on Friday. 0 Replies

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

Harvesting new potatoes

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Gareth Howell Jun 18. 2 Replies

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

first carrots

Started by Colin Robinson Jun 17. 0 Replies

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

first peas

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Colin Robinson Jun 7. 2 Replies

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

Capsicum "bell" peppers.

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell May 22. 4 Replies

Are you any good with Capsicum bell peppers? I have got 20 seedlings in a heated mini-gh and I want to transfer them effectively in to an outside greenhouse. Do I pot  up as for tomatoes?Continue

Blog Posts

8 Delicious Recipes for Surviving a Rhubarb Glut

Posted by Nic Wilson on June 25, 2016 at 12:20 0 Comments

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…


Consider Shallots

Posted by Jade Hwang on May 22, 2016 at 18:00 0 Comments


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 …


Catch up with the second half of my garden transformation...

Posted by Nic Wilson on May 20, 2016 at 19:56 0 Comments

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…


Wordless Wednesday

Posted by Nic Wilson on May 11, 2016 at 14:04 0 Comments

Found this little guardian hiding in the pots when I gave the greenhouse a spring clean today :) No idea why I can't get him to appear the right way round!!

See more of my Wordless Wednesday posts at…


Old chillies v new chillies: how do you grow yours?

Posted by Nic Wilson on May 8, 2016 at 22:22 4 Comments

I've been attempting to overwinter chillies and work out whether it's worth it, or whether sowing afresh each year is best. Read the full article at…


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