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I have a 2m/15m wild flower meadow growing but want to know what to do with it over winter. The plants are all perrenials and hardy perrenials. Thanks Nothing. You will need to strim it when the plants have seeded, around about August
to sow any butternut squash seeds; it was too late by the time I realised.I try to stick to my crop rotation plan and to save time, I sow many seeds directly into the ground, such as carrots, beetroot, chard and parsnips. This method works, as long
The most daunting thing about growing vegetables for many people is the time and effort it will require. While it's true that regular attention is the secret of growing top-quality crops, you can keep on top of things by doing 'key' jobs little
trumpets bursting open at tip of yellow courgettes are pure beauty – and yes, they are good enough to eat (deep fried in a tempura batter sounds appetising).Flowers adorn climbing beans, squash, tomatoes, aubergines, chillies, garlic chives and many more
. Remove a generous bunch with secateurs.Squash the berries onto a sheet of kitchen towel and clean away the skin and flesh to expose the bare seeds. Alternatively, clean away the flesh by running them under the cold tap in a sieve.Fill a small pot
off in summer.
Chives, which refuse to grow in my shady garden; I miss them in potato salads.
Borlotti beans, for drying and storing in jars, then adding to winter stews. Butternut squash and several varieties of pumpkin, for hearty autumn soups
time, our damson tree has cropped. This seems to have been the best year for growing stone fruit in ages - the crop is enormous. Just today we were harvesting damsons, filling trugs to the brim with soft, superbly tasty fruits. It was worth the wait
Hello, I have a chamomile plant about 30cm in diameter and height in a 30cm diameter container on my terrace (I read that that's the max diameter the plant will grow to). Suddenly on Friday the plant wilted (it looks like something's squashed it
Squash plant and mine is getting eaten too, but there is NOTHING to suggest caterpillars/slugs/snails. As a few of my plants have been being attacked to the point that there is nothing left (Broccoli, strawberries, and a few others too) all the same
Dear all fellow gardeners professional or hobbiest (like me!)... can anyone help?! I have some strawberries growing in my fruit and veg patch and have recently noticed that one of the strawberries has started to sprout leaves from its seeds. After