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Monty Don explains the best methods of harvesting fruit from cucumber plants, with tips on recognising and removing male flowers.summerMore advice on growing fruit and vegMonty's video demonstration of how to harvest carrotsSowing beetroot seeds
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
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...
Watch Monty Don and Chris Beardshaw's video guide to harvesting potatoes grown in a bag.summerMore advice on growing potatoesRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing potatoesChitting potatoesGrowing early potatoesGrowing potatoes in a bagEarthing up
Discover how Chris Beardshaw ripens tomatoes on the vine after lifting the whole plant, in our step-by-step video guide, with advice on how and where to store the plant. autumnMore advice on growing tomatoesVideo advice on growing tomatoes outdoorsJoe Swift's video guide to grow...
Sarah Raven demonstrates the most effective method for picking tulips from the garden to ensure the best display indoors, without inhibiting next year's growth.MayMore advice on growing tulipsTreating tulip virusLayering bulbs in a pot
about 1cm apart. Lightly cover with a thin layer of compost then stand pot or tray in water to moisten.When the seedlings are a few inches tall, prick them out and transplant into fresh compost. Once established, transplant seedlings into the garden, 10-15
Nettles have a bad reputation among gardeners. Although they sting and are invasive if left unchecked, there are numerous ways they can be put to positive use in both your garden and kitchen. Learn more, below.Nettles are a magnet for beneficial
Keep harvesting root veg such as beetroot and carrotsOrder fruit trees and bushes for planting from late autumnFinish picking beans, but leave a few pods to ripen fully to save their seedClear away plants and fading foliage from old cropsPrune back