Kitchen Garden Best Buy and Top Picks for July. This month the KG team has been trying out a variety of trowels
ELEMENTS HAND TOOL SET
This set contains three essential planting and weeding tools. The heads are made from heat treated and hardened carbon steel, with a hammer finish and powder coated. The handle is made of…
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…
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…
You can start a veg patch almost any time if you have a nice piece of bare soil. However, if you are starting from scratch and the area is still lawn or very weedy this is best treated with a weed killer such as glyphosate.
This works better in warm, sunny conditions so summer is ideal, but failing this a…
Having good soil is the foundation to producing successful crops. You can get a feel for what your soil type is like by squeezing a handful. Does it stay together, moulded in a solid lump, or is it crumbly?
The first type may mean it is aclay soil and this can mean aheavy soil that is slow to warm up…
One of the joys of growing fruit and veg is the fact that you don’t need any high tech equipment. Although it can be tempting to spend lots of money on kit, you will find that just a few good tools are all you need.
These can often be picked up second-hand from boot fairs and old tools have the…
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