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 10 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
How much do I need to grow to be self-sufficient? One of the things that I’m asked most often is how much food someone needs to grow to feed their family for a whole year. I thought today I’d have
What to sow in February What seeds can I sow in February? Well there are actually quite a lot of them. You will need to adjust your sowing times according to where you live and what your local conditions. I’ve
Strange vegetables I have never seen a baby pepper growing inside another pepper before. So I was intrigued when my daughter texted that something strange was in her bell pepper. It’s a condition called Internal Proliferation or Carpelloid Formation and