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of the remaining onions around the cord, then slide them down onto the pendulum.As the onions stack up, their weight tightens the noose at the bottom and pinches the onions in place.More on growing and storing onionsGrowing onions and garlic video project
Potatoes will grow very quickly under warm and moist conditions. When they are 10cm tall, the leafy shoots can be mounded around with soil to their full height, a process known as 'earthing up'. Earthing up potatoes will increase the length of underground stems that will bear pot...
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
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Monty Don demonstrates how to plant out leeks without damaging their roots, offering advice on planting depths and watering frequency.summerMore video advice growing vegetablesPlanting out leek plugs.Growing courgettes.Harvesting carrots
Plant out lettuce throughout the summer to ensure a continuous supply of salad. You can grow your own young plants from seed or buy them from nurseries and garden centres. Lettuce makes an ideal quick crop to grow between other vegetables before
Follow Monty Don's guide to planting onions, shallots and garlic, with tips on soil preparation, drainage and compost.springMore advice on growing alliumsRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing garlicHarvesting garlicPlanting out leeksAdvice on growing garlicPlanting shallots in a ...
. If you have a clay soil, wait until the end of MarchFor best results, warm soil beneath cloches for a couple of weeks before sowingSow seed in June for a crop of tender, baby parsnips at Christmas.Advice on growing vegetablesRead Jane Moore's blog
Monty Don shows how to get around the problem of limited space in the garden, by growing your own potatoes in a dustbin.springMore advice on growing potatoesRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing potatoesChitting potatoes video projectGrowing early