Heligan Sows Britain’s Lost Crop

Heligan Sows Britain’s Lost Crop

Turn the clocks back over 100 years. Heligan gardeners turned the clocks back over 100 years earlier in the month as the iconic estate prepared the ground for a summer of spectacular blooms. Visitors and staff alike watched in awe as three magnificent heavy horses began proceedings by ploughing and harrowing Valentines field. Set against the backdrop of the neighbouring…

Sowing Carrots

Here are a few tips you might find useful for sowing carrots The main sowing period is March through to June, though I have sown in July too with good results Don’t sow in soil that has been freshly manured or your carrots will fork If sowing in early spring, warm the ground up a little by covering it with…

From the Forum… Pots or beds?

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.…
Oh no! Leggy Seedlings!

Oh no! Leggy Seedlings!

Do your seedlings look like this? It’s not unusual if we start sowing indoors early that we get leggy seedlings I’ve often had this problem with tomato and pepper seedlings. So keen to get sowing and making a head start! Anyone else want to plead ‘guilty’? Seedlings become leggy if they have insufficient light and so therefore go in search…