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FlowersDig over veg plots, mixing compost into the soilContinue filling a trench with kitchen waste Cover rhubarb with forcing jars for an early harvestFruit & vegTop up fuel tank of paraffin heater every eveningBring potted hyacinths and bulbs under cover
of my veg plot's cropping life for a good few weeks more, I must get some more!
dad puddle in leeks on the veg plot. I loved it, and am still enchanted by the smell of bonfires on summer evenings and swollen, ripe gooseberries, just as I was when I was roughly the same height as the plants.I also had a strong affinity
Yesterday at a Gardeners' Question Time recording it was amazing to hear that Eric's Cumbrian plot had only had 5cm of snow. Not so here in Hampshire. The snow is 45-60cm deep and the icicles more than 1m long!What have I been up to during the snowy
Nothing beats the taste of freshly-picked sweetcorn in late summer and growing your own couldn't be easier. Sow your own seeds or buy young seedlings to plant now and grow them in a block on the veg plot. Or use them decoratively, planting them
When growing edible crops, it is essential to use your plot efficiently, especially if space is limited. It’s no good growing an unusual variety with a tiny yield if it takes up space that could be used for a more productive crop – particularly
) that garden- share schemes abound. Several websites help pair people looking for land with people who have spare land – try landshare.net.Try sharing a veg plot
to be multiplying. I have a 'live-and-let-live' attitude but the prospect of still more of the blighters is rather depressing.I don't much relish the prospect of Lasius neglectus overrunning the plot and ruining my root veg. Perhaps I should stock up on ant powder.
This has been a very productive year on my veg plot. Most of my favourite crops have performed extremely well, with good yields of delicious, fat vegetables. But, I have to admit, the leeks have been very disappointing. I’ve never known such a
I watered, it rained within 24 hours.The downpours we've had in Hampshire over the last few days have made a serious difference to the plants. The veg plots are suddenly flourishing and some of my miserable-looking lettuce seedlings have finally