8 September 2014
Thousands of snowdrops, the symbol of hope and endurance, are to be planted across Manchester City centre as a poignant reminder of the First World War – 100 years on. Leading the events is National Trust’s urban gardener-in-residence, Sean Harkin, who is hoping to recruit as many green fingers as possible of all ages to help plant 100,000 snowdrop bulbs between September 13 and 21 across the city at various landmarks.
- Urban garden supplies local hotel with fresh veg
- 'Grow! Eat! Cook!' at West Dean Gardens
- New web stream goes viral at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
- Yorkshire chef’s harvest festival allotment party
- Chelsea Physic Garden venue for charity culture crawl
- Polytunnel for green-fingered Plymouth pupils
- Parsnip top selling veg seed
- Wild About Gardens Week
- Slug invasion caused by summer of extremes
- Woodland Trust and Kelly’s of Cornwall launch Wild Summer photography competition
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 1st October 2014
VegTrug, the original V-shaped raised vegetable bed is available in medium, small and mini versions... and here at Kitchen Garden we have six of the medium ones to give away.
CLOSING DATE: Friday, 10th October 2014
6x pairs of Okatsune standard secateurs 2x places on the Advanced Vegetable Gardening and Self-Sufficiency course 12x Refreshing Exfoliation Treatments
3 September 2014
Root crops such as carrots, celeriac and beetroot are very hardy and in many areas can be left in the ground over winter for harvesting as needed unless you need the soil to plant other crops. However, in very wet winters they may rot and also slugs, especially the little black keeled slugs, may take their toll. In cold areas or on wet soils therefore lift the roots, clean and trim them and store them in dry sand or dried, recycled growing bag compost in boxes for the winter.
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17 September 2014
It's time to earth-up the potatoes which are growing in containers for a harvest on Christmas Day. Earthing-up potatoes helps to increase the size of yield. These potatoes were planted at the start of August.
12 February 2014The timing of this blog was inspired by a very special little girl. This delightful little thing was sitting in her high chair with a small tomato in each hand biting into them alternately and really savouring the flavour. Interestingly, neither of her parents likes tomatoes so it is nice to see them letting her try things for herself. I’m guessing her mum might be growing some cherry tomatoes this year!
15 November 2013It’s a great time for planting fruit trees, if the ground’s not frozen or too wet, so that is what I intend to do.
Current Issue: Oct 2014
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