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Chris Beardshaw demonstrates a method for training greenhouse tomatoes, intended to increase fruiting yield.summerMore on growing tomatoesRead Kate Bradbury's blog on the dos and don'ts of growing tomatoesGrow tomatoes from seedGrow tomatoes outsideGrow tomatoes in earth beds and...
Soil typesYour soil type - sandy, loam or clay - determines which plant species you can grow. Knowing your soil type enables to you to choose the plants best suited to your garden. Soil type is identified the presence of clay, sand and silt
BBC Gardeners' World blog on asparagus beetles, by Richard Jones
How to solve gardening problemsDeal with problems that affect ornamental treesAdvice on dealing with problems on rosesMethods of controlling garden weedsPlant profiles of Prunus species
You can't beat the taste of barbecued meat cooked on an open fire. Forget rushing to the garden centre to buy an expensive barbecue - set aside one day and you can have your own stylish brick barbecue.Once you've built your barbecue, why not turn
Learn how to grow runner and haricot beans on a wigwam, in Chris Beardshaw's practical video project.summerMore advice on growing beans and peasPlanting out runner beansHow to deter pea and bean weevilsHow to use plant supportsKeeping capsid bugs away from beansBrowse vegetable ...
Learn how to grow an early crop of beetroot in or out of the greenhouse, in this video project featuring Sarah Raven.late-FebruaryMore on growing vegetablesPlant profile of beetroot variety 'Boltardy'Growing potatoes in a binGrowing parsnips from seedHow to grow carrots in a cont...
Follow Chris Beardshaw's advice on helping garden birds in spring. He explains the different feeding requirements of young and adult birds, how birds can help with pest control and offers tips on positioning nesting boxes.springMore on garden birds
the roots of your fruit bush.Tip plenty of garden compost into the hole and fork it deep into the soil.Sprinkle a handful of fertiliser in the hole and fork it into the soil.Spread the roots of the blackcurrant bush out evenly across the hole area, teasing
-grown seedlings, spring and early summer is the time to plant them out. Raising them from seed is cheaper but adds a few weeks to the process - so if this is for you, it's time to get sowing!Young brassica plantsGarden line or string and canesTrowelSeed trays