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It’s always great fun making Gardeners’ Question Time programmes. Sometimes it comes with an added bonus when we do a feature special, like when I took the opportunity to go and visit the labs at FERA (Food and Environment Research Agency) in York.FERA carries out masses of envir...
of your crop being affected the following year. You then need to harvest the potatoes (big and small) before it rains, otherwise the fungus will reach them and render them inedible and rotten. Luckily, the other day I was sent a potato blight testing kit
giving them a chance to get merry. A couple of years ago on Gardeners' Question Time I ran a mini-test at Sparsholt College to see which beer they preferred, using a range of different beers including ales, lagers, bitters, alcohol-free and stouts, each
I've had a great few years growing an extraordinary range of vegetable crops for my series 'Veg With Pippa' in Gardeners' World Magazine. The results of my vegetable trials have often been fascinating, and on more than one occasion I've been
and our resident vole have also had their fair share. The vole does test my patience, as it harvests more than it actually eats and makes a series of ‘larders’ – small mounds of neatly cut fruit! I’m too soft to do anything about it, though, and I’m quite