This amazing vegetable is famously known for its gourmet taste, delicate flavour and unique texture. Not only would this make a great dish but you can grow this vegetable in your own garden.
Unless you are growing carrots for show purposes grow them as close as possible to avoid having to weed too much and make sure you water during dry periods. Sow during early March under glass or between late March to mid August outside once all risk of frost has passed. […]
Do not grow Brussels Sprouts in the same plot more than once every three years and ideally grow in a plot which has grown peas or beans previously. Choose a sunny, sheltered spot. Dig the soil deeply in winter and leave several months before planting to ensure firm soil add […]
Choose an open, sunny site with good, free draining soil. Dig over the soil in early winter and incorporate organic matter. Firm before planting and add a general fertiliser. Keep the ground weed-free and water only in very hot weather. Feed occasionally. Break off any flower stems as they appear […]
Choose an open, sunny site with good, free draining soil. Dig over the soil in early winter and incorporate compost, firm well before planting and add a general fertiliser. Keep the ground weed-free and water when the weather is dry feeding occasionally. Onions can be grown from Sets or from […]
Beans Click here for Bean Troubles Sowing Time Planting Time Soil Spacing Cutting / Lifting Time Storage Cooking Broad Bean Very easy to grow from seed with black and white scented flowers followed by the pods. Water well when pods are swelling and keep weeds down. Support is necessary for […]
Parsnip Click here for Parsnip Troubles Sowing Time Planting Time Soil Spacing Cutting / Lifting Time Storage Cooking Parsnips require very little attention and the roots can be left in the ground all winter and dug up as required but if you store some in November you will still have […]
Greenhouse Tomatoes Click here for Outdoor Tomatoes Click here for Tomato Troubles Sowing Time Planting Time Soil Spacing Cutting / Lifting Time Storage Cooking Tomato plants grown in a greenhouse will produce fruits from the end of June until October. However, they require constant care and daily watering. Sow two […]
Compact, versatile and easy to grow in various soil conditions, they’re a fundamental cornerstone of any vegetable patch. Tasty and succulent to eat, leek foliage is also prized as an ornamental feature of borders, or round the edge of your allotment.
Buying new plants for your garden is one of life’s little pleasures and can be extremely satisfying but often expensive. Equally as satisfying and an awfully lot cheaper is propagating your own plants. There are several methods available; softwood cuttings, semi-ripe cuttings, hardwood cuttings, root cuttings, leaf cuttings, division, layering and seed.