I am growing okra for the first time this year - Mr Fothergill's Cajun Delight F1. I chose this one as it is suitable for cooler climates (I'm in Central Scotland!).4 of the 11 seeds in the packet…Continue
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I would not class myself as a fully fledged tree-hugger. I will use chemicals in the garden but usually only as a last resort.
So I am always intrigued to hear about old wives tales that relate to the garden. Some of them work, some of them don’t but you shouldn’t knock them before you’ve tried them.
Here are some I read about this week.
Aphid garlic spray
Add three chopped garlic cloves to two cups of water. Add a few drops of washing up liquid, shake and allow to stand…
It feels as if nothing is really growing but I have just looked at some photographs taken a month ago and there has been some movement…but not nearly as much as there should have been. It is as if time has stopped.
I should have my tomato plants in growbags by now. I am only growing three varieties this year, moneymaker, red cherry and sungold. These are the ones I always have most success with.…Continue