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with carrot root flyGrow carrots in a containerThin out carrot cropsLearn how crop rotation can benefit carrot cropsChoose vegetable varietiesChoose plants by soil type
More advice on growing fruitMake the most of summer raspberriesGrow early strawberriesGrow blueberries and cranberriesEnjoy a long season of raspberriesBrowse a variety of fruit
Watch Monty Don as he experiments with a new method of growing summer-fruiting raspberries, which claims to yield fruit in the first year.springMore on growing raspberriesRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing raspberriesMaking the most of summer
on growing fruit treesHow to summer prune apple trees.Monty video demonstration on planting a fig treeHow to plant a small tree Choose fruit varieties to grow in your gardenBrowse our collection of deciduous trees
Sarah Raven plants four varieties of tomato in a bed in the Berryfields greenhouse, explaining how to stake and pinch out sideshoots from plants.Sarah goes on to demonstrate how to plant tomatoes in grow bags, using ring culture pots to ensure plants get the most out of potassium...
of clean straw. In cold areas, add a layer of soil for extra frost protection. Cover with plastic sheeting.More on growing and harvesting carrotsHarvesting carrots video project.Growing carrots in a container.Thinning carrots.Browse a variety of vegetable
Carrots need space to develop fully so, once germinated, go over your rows of carrots and pick out the weakest-looking vegetable seedlings to leave a 2cm - 4cm space around remaining seedlings. If you're very careful in extracting the seedling from
California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) are hardy annuals that bring a vivid splash of colour to summer borders. After their long flowering period the plants will also readily self-seed.California poppy seeds eg 'Golden Values'Bamboo caneTrowelPlant labelsPencil or waterpro...
's video project on growing early potatoesMonty gives video advice on growing summer-fruiting raspberriesGrowing early strawberriesForcing narcissi.
As soon as your strawberry plants have finished fruiting it's time to clear away all the straw or matting to discourage slugs and snails from nibbling at the plants. It's also a good time to raise some new plants from their abundant runners