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…
If you don’t have a lot of room to grow, there are many ways to maximise crops from tiny places. Emma Rawlings suggests some ideas.
This picture shows that in a small sunny corner you can create something attractive but productive.
Planted at the back is an espalier fruit tree. You can buy young trained trees or you…
Lifting and planting strawberries
A lovely day out on the plot before storm Dennis arrives. I decided to lift some strawberry runners to plant up in pots. The old bed is going to be dug up and used for vegetables but I wanted to keep some of the strawberry plants. I chose runners that had rooted and had good clean,…
The Kitchen Garden Forum is a fun, thriving community of people like you. Each week we highlight a thread for further discussion.
Forum member Geoff asks: Do you think Peppers, Chillis and Aubergines do better in a greenhouse/polytunnel bed or in large pots?
If you think you can help or have an opinion, head over to the forum post here.…
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