How to sow

Some vegetables are sown direct and then thinned out as they grow and are harvested where they were originally sown. However there is another technique; this uses a nursery bed to sow seeds in to and these are moved to their final positions when they are small plants. Traditionally crops such as brassicas (cabbages, kale, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts etc.) and…

Growing in containers

So, what’s a container? This depends on what crops you are growing, for example lettuce and salad leaves can be grown in quite shallow containers. A small trough 17cm (7in) deep and 30cm (12in) long would suffice for a few mixed cut and come again salad leaves. Ideally, aim for atrough about 20cm (8in) wide, 60cm (2ft) long and at…

Podcast 58: Gardening in the summer months

The Kitchen Garden Magazine Podcast – packed full of hints, tips and advice from the team. In episode 58 of the Kitchen Garden Podcast, join the team on a hot summer’s afternoon as they talk about the luxuries of gardening in the summer months, the best products for the season and how the dry months have affected Tony’s potatoes! Also,…