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plants in the guttering before sliding them out into their final position. This reduces damage to their roots.Sow more seeds at two-week intervals to provide a continuous supply of leaves for salads.More on growing salad cropsJoe Swift's video guide
-release fertiliser.More on growing tomatoesJoe Swift's video guide to growing tomatoes from seedGrowing tomatoes in pots and grow bagsHow to deal with tomato blightHow to control tomato leaf mouldProtect tomatoes from frost damage
and the local pet-shop owner happy.But could he have been responsible for the latest corpse? A swift! Unlike the usually trophies, it was not presented just outside the back door, nor left half eaten in the kitchen. It was dumped, half buried, in the soil of one
to show have been the pumpkins sown in pots on the windowsill, swiftly followed by the brassicas.And even the early potatoes are showing a few leaves above the soil, which means my next job is a good session of earthing up.
them swiftly to their new home, firming the soil around the roots with my boot as I backfill the hole. I always water the roots thoroughly afterwards, although sometimes when it's raining I'm not sure it's necessary.
act swiftly, I can resolve the problem by next year, or the year after at worst.Those bulbs have simply used up more of their 'resources' than they can afford, and need a bit of help. So, I'm resolving to:i) Feed them at the roots.ii) Spray the foliage
and ideas on growing herbsCreating a container display of edible herbs.Follow Joe Swift's video advice on growing basil from seed.Learn about healing herbs from herb expert Jekka McVicar.Learn how to take rosemary and lavender cuttings.
season.Rue is hardy, but if it should fail it's easily grown from seed sown outdoors in spring. Beware of its sap, though, as it can burn your skin on contact.More advice on growing herbsFollow Joe Swift's advice on growing basil from seed.Read more about
.Watch Joe' Swift's advice on growing basil from seed.Follow Monty's advice on growing carrots in a container.
out into separate pots and growing on.More on fruits and propagating from seedsGrowing tomatoes from seed, with advice from Joe Swift.Monty Don on pricking out seedlings.Saving seeds.Raising new strawberry plants.Browse a variety of plants with berries