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around each plant and water.AdamMore advice on seed sowingGrowing chillies from seedGrowing salad leaves from seedGrowing tomatoes from seedBrowse a selection of herbs View a selection of vegetable plants
to growing salad leaves from seed.Growing rocket from seed.Planting out lettuce.Planting tomatoes in a grow bag.
.Growing edible crops from seedRead Pippa Greenwood's blog on growing salad leavesGrowing basil from seedGrowing tomatoes from seedGrowing chillies from seed
the container and store it in a cool, dry place such as the fridge.AdamYou can also save seed of cerinthe, nigella and poppy, for sowing in spring.More on saving seedHow to collect and save seed.Sowing foxgloves from saved seed.Advice on saving tomato seed.
Courgette rotCarrot flyGrey mould on soft fruitsBlossom end rot on tomato plants
-magnesium carbonate to the soil in autumn or winter to remedy the deficiency for next year.potatoes, apples, cherries, grape vines, tomatoes, camellias, rhododendronssummer, autumn, winterMore common plant problemsCanna virusRaspberry nutrient deficiencyHollyhock rust
's more prone to infection. Spray with myclobutanil.marrows, courgettes, pumpkins, squashsummer, autumn, winterCommon fruit and veg problemsTomato blightGooseberry mildewGrey mould on soft fruitsSooty mould
Caused by the same fungus responsible for tomato blight, potato blight causes the leaves to develop dark patches, starting at the edges. In humid conditions a white fungus appears around the marks. The infection then travels down the plant
with myclobutanil or sulphur. Always check the label first if you're using these products on edible crops.shrubssummerMore common fungal infections Gooseberry mildewTomato leaf mouldMildew on cucurbitsGrey mould on soft fruits
I'm beginning to wonder whether growing old heirloom or heritage varieties of vegetables is really worthwhile. My tomato 'Snow White Cherry', sold as a heritage variety by many companies, was a real disappointment this year, and I wish I'd grown