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Does anyone use dried blood for nitrogen ? I have some Italian ( Romanesco Cauliflower , they are about three feet tall, would it be a bad idea to feed dried blood at this stage , they are starting to form evidence of a crop.
If any of you are close to north Cumbria/the Borders there's a great source of cheap MPC at the moment. William Sinclair (producers of the J. Arthur Bowers and New Horizon compost ranges) are closing down their Bolton Fell peat works and are selling…Continue
I know the harvest is now in full swing but that's no excuse to stop sowing for a supply of healthy home-grown veg through autumn and winter. This weekend I've sown summer and winter radish, spring onions, beetroot, chinese cabbage, mizuna, chard…Continue
A friend has given me some borage seeds to sow on the plot for next year, I thought the plant would be nice for the bees and also when I have a glass of Pimms, any special precautions I should take growing this plant on a small plot?Continue
I planted about 20 tomato plants but only this one has produced Tomatoes. I feel tempted to pick them now but maybe not ? What would you do ? Is it worth leaving them on the plant any longer ?…Continue
Help! Some of my Leeks have decided to flower. They have put up "scapes", just like garlic. I am not experienced with growing Leeks, but I presume this is bad news... What should I do? Advice please!Continue
It's been a very good year so far for french beans and they just keep on producing. Mind you, the recent cold nights might set them back a bit. I've got three bags full in the freezer so far and here's a pic of another lot waiting to be frozen.…Continue
Half of my sweetcorns were gone yesterday, others had their beetroots, marrows, pumpkins rasperberries taken. It is dishearted that the fruits of months of hard work could vanish overnight. There are a couple of usual suspects who are of dodge…Continue
Last year we had an excess of green tomatoes and we converted them to chutney. This year we have a glut of ripe toms so the first recipe that came to the ipad was Passata.
We like pizzas and spag Bol, lasagne etc so I thought I would try to make some.I used a recipe from the BBC because they rarely let you down.
The first batch looked a bit runny and thin so I reduced it and…Continue
Growing vegetables is something many people don’t consider because they are unaware of exactly when to plant certain vegetables during the year to get the best results. The variety of new meal ideas and healthy supermarket alternatives offered to your family from growing vegetables in the garden is fantastic. With autumn already creeping up on us, this month is the perfect time to start growing if you want to bring home-grown food to your kitchen table this…Continue