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Follow Chris Beardshaw's step-by-step video guide to taking semi-ripe cuttings from plants, with advice on choosing the best plant material and how to prepare the cuttings.September - OctoberMore advice on propagating plantsHow to take basal
Learn how to grow speciality mushrooms, such as shiitake and oyster mushrooms, using growing kits, in Chris Beardshaw's video demonstration.autumnMore on growing edible cropsVideo advice on growing chilliesHow to grow pulses indoorsVideo advice on growing citrus plantsHow to sow ...
Ensure a burst of spring colour by sowing polyanthus seeds in the previous summer. Watch Monty's video, including tips on compost and aftercare, to find out how.summerMore advice on primulasHow to rejuvinate primrosesBrowse primula varietiesView spring-blooming bulbs
Watering can with rose attachmentPolythene bagSheet of glass or a propagatorJanuary - April30 minutes to sow and 30 minutes to pot onFill small pots or seed trays with seed compost. Use a watering can fitted with a fine rose to moisten compost. Leave pots
Monty Don and Chris Beardshaw demonstrate how to sow a range of vegetable crops in a greenhouse, including chillies, cucumber and lettuce. Pick up tips on choosing compost, watering, spacing, preventing disease and covering your seeds.springMore on sowing seedsSowing seeds indoor...
growing conditions to encourage the tubers to develop roots. Plant them in pots and keep them in a heated greenhouse or propagator.Before planting, study each tuber closely to see which end has a shoot growing out from the tip. These shoots are the plant
Summer is the ideal time for taking cuttings, as plant cells divide quickly, promoting root growth. Propagating plants by cuttings is an easy and cheap way of replacing straggly, old plants. For best results, take cuttings first thing in the morning
and replant.AdamAlthough the rhododendron layer will have rooted by autumn, to give it the best chance of survival, wait until spring before you separate it from the parent plant.More advice on propagating plantsDividing hostas, with video advice from Monty
will form at the end that was furthest away from the parent plant, so this end should sit in the bottom of the planting hole.More advice on propagating plantsCarol Klein's video guide to taking basal cuttingsSarah Raven gives instruction on taking dahlia
Streptocarpus is easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. Summer is the best time to do it, as plant cells divide quickly, promoting growth. You don't need a lot of kit - just a pot filled with sieved compost, a plastic bag, a piece of string and a