There are plenty of stories of what should or should not be planted with tomatoes to enhance their growth or protect them from pests. This is called Companion Planting. Some gardeners swear by the benefits of companion planting, while others
Perennial vegetables should be more popular. Most of them are easy to grow and not terribly fussy or difficult to accommodate in the garden. Once established, these tasty vegetables will provide you with food year after year. Plant once and
Varieties we grow and where to buy them in UK Below is a list of the plants and varieties that we grew in Monmouthshire in 2015-2020. Wherever possible links are provided to help you find the same varieties to grow
How to grow parsnips right through from seed to harvest and beyond. We love parsnips! They are an incredibly versatile vegetable and I use them wherever potatoes are used in a recipe, except for baked jacket potatoes. When I’m looking
What seeds can I sow in July? Well there are an awful lot of them! Today I’m going to talk about some of the seeds you can sow outdoors, straight into the ground, in July. I’ll start, as always, by
How to grow cabbage at home. Cabbage taste wonderful! My childhood memories of cabbage are of a limp, soggy vegetable on my dinner plate. However, freshly harvested, homegrown cabbage does not need to be cooked for very long at all
Here are some easy ways to save money in the garden, without compromising on looks or taste. It’s all too easy to get carried away and spend a lot of money in garden, especially in the spring when we are
What seeds can I sow in October? Well, there are plenty of them. Sowing Under Cover If you have a covered growing area like a polytunnel, greenhouse or even a cold frame you can start off some spring onions now.
A step by step guide to growing potatoes in buckets and other containers. Why use containers for growing potatoes? I grow a lot of my potatoes in 30 litre buckets. They are fantastic and there’s a couple of reasons why.
My top gardening mistakes and how you can avoid them Even those of us who garden for a living, or maybe especially those of us that do, make mistakes on a regular basis. In this article I share some of