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This was the 2nd year trying to grow bulb fennel. The rain has suited because none of the plants have bolted, they look healthy but the bulbs are still quite small,are they likely to get much bigger and when do you harvest.
Watch Monty Don's step-by-step video guide to growing garlic in autumn, ready for harvesting in midsummer, with advice on planting depth, spacing and how to choose the best bulbs.OctoberMore advice on growing garlicRead Lila Das Gupta's blog
Finish summer pruning trained forms of apple and pear trees Harvest apples, pears, plums and gages as they ripenSave seeds from good varieties of beans, herbs and tomatoes that you've enjoyed this yearPot up herbs to use in winterPrune out fruited
Carrots can be stored for winter use in a number of ways. On well-drained soils they can be left in the ground, protected from the cold by a thick layer of straw, bracken or soil.Carrots stored in this way can be difficult to harvest, however, so it
Keep harvesting root vegetables as they mature, including parsnips and leeksOrder seed potatoes, onion sets and shallotsStretch netting over brassicas to protect them from pigeonsCover clumps of rhubarb with buckets or terracotta pots to force early
Very interesting, how do you know when to harvest the garlic ? I haven't grown garlic before it looks easy is it possible to grow in pots as i have a small garden I had some garlic cloves in my fridge which started to sprout so I planted them
i was under the same impression that they could go straight out. Am confused.By the way when you harvest the salad do you just trim it and it keeps growing like chives? I thought you could sow lettuce straight in to the ground, when the earth has
What do I do with garlic that wasn't harvested last year (by mistake) and has come up this year in clumps. Do I separate and plant singley or do I leave them to sort themselves out? It looks really healthy, so I would hate to do the wrong thing
I am new to growing fruit.I bought a malling promise last year it grew about five feet,and gave me quite a good harvest in July to September.A local gardener told me not to cut it back,to benefit the wildlife.I dont know what to do now,any advise?
I have harvested the ‘earlies’ do I start again by adding new compost and new tumbers or do I leave the original tumbers and compost in the sack and just take out the ‘earlies’ when harvesting lose in late June? Many thanks. Once you harvest first