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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 binGrowing potatoes in bagsEarthing up potatoes
Learn how to improve the condition of your soil by sowing rye seeds to create green manure, with Monty Don's video demonstration and advice.summer and autumnMore advice on improving soilHow to mulch beds and bordersFeeding plantsImproving soilMaking a soil sieve
Learn how to build a raised bed by following Monty and Chris's step-by-step video demonstration, with information on the benefits of for those with heavy soil or poor drainage.all-year-roundMore garden DIY projectsMore on building raised beds
Watch Sarah Raven's step-by-step video guide to growing salad leaves in guttering indoors, to give seedlings a good start before transplanting them outdoors.OctoberMore advice on growing saladRead Pippa Greenwood's blog on growing salad leavesVideo advice on growing salad leaves ...
, such as a shed or conservatory. Choose the best quality bulbs to store - any that are damp and moist should be eaten straight away as they won't store well and will be prone to mould and mildew. Home-grown onionsGarden twine (doubled up)autumn1 hourKnot one
of underground stems that will bear potatoes. This mounding can be repeated once or twice more at 2 - 3 week intervals to ensure the best crop, with the added benefit of smothering any competing weeds.Potato plantsGarden forkRakelate-May - late-June 20 minutes
.AdamLightweight equipment can also be suspended out of the way. Storage boxes - plastic or wooden - can be stacked to make the most of the space.More on garden shedsGarden shed blogs, from Gardeners' WorldGardening tools blog by James Alexander-SinclairMore garden DIY
If your shed has become a dumping ground and you've run out of space to store your gardening equipment, then it's time to take action. Follow our guide to clearing, cleaning and repairing your shed and making it secure.Tool rackWooden shelving units
video.Garlic bulbsModular seed traysMulti-purpose compostTrowel for planting outNovember - January1 hourharvest July - SeptemberBreak garlic bulbs into individual cloves ready for planting. Take care not to damage the cloves as this can lead to rotting
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.Planting broccoli.