Tipped out one of the compost daleks today to get some wonderful crumbly stuff...as good as anything you can buy. The texture is amazing but the material at the bottom of the bin has been 'cooking' for about 18 months so it should be. This stuff forms the basis of my potting mixes and I made…Continue
It's that time when I don my oldest (Next stop the bin ) clothes, and descend on the greenhouse with buckets of Jeyes Fluid. A couple of hours sloshing and scrubbing sees me gasping for fresh air and smelling like a newly cleaned public convenience!
Never mind, everything is clean and scrubbed, so it's off to the shower, having dumped most outer garments either in the aforesaid bin, or the washing machine.
So today it was the turn of the sulphur candle. Set the tin on a brick…Continue
now i am not a salesman i am retired 66 year old who likes his veg patch and not overly fit so last year i bought a backsaver spade and now i enjoy digging the veg ground this tool actualy helps me enjoy digging if you want to see it in action google = backsaver spade . but bear in mind it is for turning the soil you can not dig holes etc anyone with lots of digging should be interested in this tool i know it was not cheap but what price do you put on making the job easy to my mind spades…Continue
I sometimes wonder about people's loss of knowledge of the seasons.
We have now had about 50 days of winter time. another 40 to go until first day of spring,
On March 21st, if I am not mistaken, we have 12 hours daylight, 12 hours darkness.
Mid spring time is May2nd.
First day of summer 21st June,
Mid summer August 2nd.
First day of Autumn 21st September.
Some office workers/car users wonder whether we have seasons any more due…Continue
Added by Gareth Howell on February 8, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments
"The Hungry Gap" is the period between the finish of the Winter veggies and the start of the new season's ones - a time when in the past lots of people went hungry.
I have written about my Hungry Gap garden here:
I'd love to hear from other UKVG members about what they do to avoid this lean period. Do you have veggies that…Continue
I'm sure many UKVG members are chitting their seed potato tubers right now. I certainly am. Due to lack of space I grow my spuds in containers, so they are relatively easy to protect from frost, wind and rain.
I have written here about my strategy for protecting my young plants...
Added by Mark Willis on February 7, 2015 at 19:46 — No Comments
The new season has begun! Well I'm off and running with parsnips sown and a few other jobs stacking up for the next couple of weeks. The new season has begun!