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I have a "Conference" pear tree that has decided to adopt a biennial fruiting habit. It produces some fruit one year, but none the next (and to be honest, it never produces much - 11 fruits is my record!). The tree is grown as a Minarette, and is…Continue
Has anyone begun to chit their potatoes ? I was given three types as part of an Xmas preset. They are Marfona , Markies and Charlotte . Reading up on them they seem to be a decent choice, although if I have space I might add Saxon. Also germinated…Continue
Over the next couple of months there are a number of "potato days" at various locations across the country. They are great places to buy seed potatoes (hundreds of varieties and you can buy tubers singularly as well as in packs) plus many other…Continue
There is a psychiatric term to discourage obssession with fecal matter but the new contracts forPurbeck DC gave one trader the right to collect household food waste and "non-recyclable" items..... such as card board!!! They are accumulating a…Continue
I have had a dozen gardening brochures from the different merchants, for which I am grateful since the glossy paper is very good for lighting the fire on these winter evenings.I have spent about £30 as a consquence of their selling in the past…Continue
doesnt seem much doing in this forum do members all sign out for winter i have only recently joined because my main hobby is growing veg and talking to and learning maybe sometimes helping members of gardening sites anybody out there besides garyContinue
hello . i had a wolf seed sower wheel for christmas and to me it looks as if it is going to sow seeds very thinly almost i think too thin i see how to alter seed size but has anyone here got one if so can the spacing be altered this is the latest…Continue
Talking about gadgets, my garden is around the house so any window is suitable for an electric wire to a tool.This is economical in electricty compared with fossil fuel from the petrol station, but also with the cost of the tool, usually more than…Continue
I'm about to invest in some autumn raspberry plants, to augment my summer ones. I get the impression from certain sources that autumn raspberries don't require as much support as the summer varieties. Can anyone advise on this, please?Continue
Happy New Year to all!As a little treat for UK Veg Gardeners I've increased the usual 10% discount of everything to 20% until this Sunday evening. Perfect timing as New Year + time to start planning for the year ahead!Simply use the usual off code…Continue
During 2014 I had a go at growing Swedes. It wasn't very successful, so I am hoping that some other gardeners will give me some advice about how to do better.
You can read about my Swedes here: http://marksvegplot.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/swedes-disappointing-result.html
I hope you can help me!
I have not done much on the veg patch but here is my December round up.The Greenhouse needs cleaning but one son has the pressure washer so I will do that in the new year. Inside the greenhouse I have some carrots in a 30ltr tub, these may be ready in Feb 2015, as an experiment for Christmas lunch it failed. I have a tray of lettuce which will be ready soon although the row outside is still OK, no real frost yet.
I have three trays of Viola seedlings which continue to grow but they…Continue