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I’ve grown garlic successfully for years. But last summer was an exception, as the warm, wet weather provided the perfect conditions for garlic rust to thrive. Bulbous plants infected with rust usually wither and die early, before the bulbs have time to swell. This same pathogen ...
Watch Monty Don's video demonstration of how to plant asparagus crowns, with advice on the soil preparation, aspect and aftercare.autumn or springMore advice on growing asparagusHow to plant asparagusPlant profile of asparagus officinalisBBC Gardeners' World blog on asparagus bee...
Follow Monty Don's video advice on using the principals of crop rotation to benefit brassicas. Monty clears away broad beans to plant out broccoli in the vegetable patch at Berryfields.summerMore advice on growing vegetablesGrow courgettes video
Follow Monty Don's video advice on planting summer cabbages, with advice on avoiding cabbage root fly.springMore advice on growing vegetablesGrowing courgettesPlanting broccoliGrowing carrots in a containerCrop rotationBrowse a variety of vegetable
Monty Don's advice on planting summer cabbagesCombatting cabbage white caterpillarsTackling LeatherjacketsBrowse a variety of vegetable plantsChoose plants by soil type
Monty Don demonstrates how to grow carrots in a container, with tips on mixing seeds for even distribution.springGrowing vegetables in pots & containersGrowing potatoes in a binGrowing potatoes in a bagGrowing tomatoes in pots and grow bags
Monty Don demonstrates the most effective method for harvesting carrots, with advice on companion planting and deterring carrot root fly.summerMore advice on growing carrotsRead Pippa Greenwood's blog on growing root vegetablesGrowing carrots in a
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Monty Don demonstrates how to lift garlic without damaging the bulbs, offering tips for drying and storing.summerMore advice on growing alliumsRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing garlicGrowing garlic practical projectMonth's advice on Growing onions and garlicPlanting out leeks...
Monty Don demonstrates how to plant out leek plants from plugs to grow smaller, more tender leeks.summerMore video advice on growing vegetablesPlanting out leeks.Growing carrots in a container.Growing early potatoes.Harvesting garlic.