A natural summer garden

Kitchen Garden reader Peter Dean, of Cambridge, sent us this item about the joys of a summer garden. This is a reader blog and views expressed by Peter may not necessarily reflect those of the magazine. Summer is the season of growth. It is when the garden is at its most productive. There is colour from flowers, and crops of…

Mudketeers diary – 6th May 2020

Young lettuce planted out In April I sowed some lettuce in cell trays filled with multi-purpose compost. It is a good way to start lettuce off; getting them to a decent size before planting out. You avoid a lot of issues such as pests and poor weather that can affect direct sown lettuce. Once they are a couple of inches…

Mudketeer’s diary- 20th February 2020

Chitting potatoes I have just bought my seed potatoes. I bought first earlies ‘Foremost’, second earlies ‘Charlotte’ and some main crop ‘Pink Fir Apple’. I have put them in seed trays and placed in athe greenhouse to encourage the chits, the shoots to start growing. We had a tip via Facebook about putting the potatoes in moist compost. This is…