Review: How to grow Organic

Creating and maintaining a beautiful garden that is safe and natural is becoming increasingly popular as we begin to understand the benefits of adopting an organic way of life. This guide is an indispensable guide to using organic methods to create flourishing ornamental and wildlife gardens. There is also a vital section on kitchen gardening that reflects our growing interest…

Growing undercover

The vast majority of popular fruit and vegetable crops can be grown outside in the UK; however our growing season is relatively short and can be quite variable weather-wise to say the least. As you get into your hobby you will soon appreciate the benefits a protected growing space, in the form of a greenhouse or polytunnel, could provide. However,…

Bag up your veg

Why not make use of the growing-bag to grow some great crops. The growing-bag is the perfect self contained veg-growing kit and a very cost effective method of container growing. Growing-bags have long been used in greenhouses to grow tomatoes and cucumbers, so avoiding the use of border soil which can be asource of disease; but they are much more…
Digging the easy way

Digging the easy way

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…

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…