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Monty Don takes you through the process of planting early potatoes with suggestions for soil conditioning and spacing.springMore advice on growing potatoesBlog on growing potatoesChitting potatoes video projectGrowing potatoes in a bin
Easy and rewarding to raise from seed, with impressive, long-lasting flowers, the sunflower is an ideal plant for growing with children. Sunflowers look equally magnificent in borders or as cut flowers.Sunflower seeds e.g. 'Russian Giant'Multi-purpose compost7.5cm plastic potsPla...
Read Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing garlicHarvesting garlicGrowing onions and garlicPlanting shallots in a containerPlanting out leeksBrowse vegetable varietiesView a selection of herbs
Find out how to grow salad leaves from seed in a container, in Monty Don's step-by-step video guide, including tips on compost and spacing.springMore on raising crops from seedRead Pippa Greenwood's blog on growing salad leavesGrow salad leaves from seedGrow basil from seedGrow t...
before planting out. Long, root-training modules such as this (see picture) encourage longer root development. Water the compost well before planting out.Using a garden trowel, plant seedlings into well-prepared ground, ensuring that the top
Sarah Raven offers advice on which tomato varieties to grow, and demonstrates how to sow tomato seeds in coir pellets.springMore advice on growing tomatoesGrowing tomatoes in pots and grow bagsGrowing tomatoes from seedGrowing tomatoes outdoorsGrowing tomatoes in earth beds and g...
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of clean straw. In cold areas, add a layer of soil for extra frost protection. Cover with plastic sheeting.More on growing and harvesting carrotsHarvesting carrots video project.Growing carrots in a container.Thinning carrots.Browse a variety of vegetable
Carrots need space to develop fully so, once germinated, go over your rows of carrots and pick out the weakest-looking vegetable seedlings to leave a 2cm - 4cm space around remaining seedlings. If you're very careful in extracting the seedling from
More advice on growing fruitMake the most of summer raspberriesGrow early strawberriesGrow blueberries and cranberriesEnjoy a long season of raspberriesBrowse a variety of fruit