Hi, I've always been a keen gardener and this year I've decided to have a go at growing my own veg. I recently moved house and am slowly starting to discover what the garden holds. I've ear marked…Continue
"Hi, this is my first year growing courgettes, I have tons of them and like others I've been adding them to everything. Two of the best recipes I've found are courgette cake & curried courgette soup. Both taste great and are…"
"Definitely keep the bark! Good for mulch until it breaks down, then dig in what's left.
Also, depending on your garden philosophy, you'll probably find you don't need or want to do much digging. The ground will be…"
"Hi Dilly, good luck with the veg growing. I would try lifting a corner of the plastic and wood chipping(keep this for mulches/paths) to see what the soil is like-if very compacted and dry it would be best to expose it and do some digging now, if…"
"Dilly, if you're now confused do not be alarmed. Everyone's point of view is based on what works for them and you will find your own way soon enough. Go with what feels right to you and don't worry to much about getting it right first…"
"This is clearly where as gardeners we disagree. Unlike Colin's garden, my near-sole source of nitrogen is from nitrogen fixing plants, which are a very effective source of nitrogen. This is now for 10+ years. If this is how you want to…"
"building up the nitrogen in the soil. In my opinion, the best way to do this is with beans or peas, and it might be good to think about starting there.
That's going to take an awful long time as the amount of nitrogen in legume…"