These crops both belong to the allium family, which also includes garlic, but whereas onions form one large bulb, shallots split to form several small bulbs and are generally milder and sweeter than onions.
Onions can be grown from seed sown in spring for harvests in mid to late summer. They can also be sown in August and the plants…
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…
We look at some simple ways to take the hard work out of soil cultivation.
With the rise in no-dig gardening the annual winter dig has been going out of style lately, yet for many gardeners this task marks the transition from the last harvests of autumn to the long winter months ahead.
It’s when most tidy and prepare for…
In Steve’s latest plot diary he takes you through how to plant and grow onions in a pot.
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In these uncertain times lots of people are having the urge to start growing their own veg. Why not have a go at microgreen growing tasty nutritious veg in a matter of days.
Microgreens are veg harvested while still only tiny shoots and are packed with vitamins and antioxidants to help boost health. They can also be grown on windowsills.…
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