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have just taken over an allotment. We have dug and covered some of the ground and cleared a patch that we have grown things on. our onions leeks look ready to pick but how do we know? Sprouts when are they ready? We also have sprouting broccoli loads
It suddenly feels like summer is gone! The days are shorter almost overnight and there's that autumnal nip in the air of a morning, which is making me think that my summer harvests are going to start drawing to a close very quickly. There was even a frost here the other day - wel...
I just bought my first tulips and I've never heard of tulip fire.. layering in a pot...treating..spring window.. But I am wondering if my march blooms are going to last and when will they bloom next.
This wet weather is a nightmare it just seems to be trying to catch up with grass cutting and lawn edging. I hate strimmers for edging I end up on my hands and knees using my old kitchen scissors which takes ages but at least I'm not clearing up grass out of my border You probabl...
I have a conference pear tree in my garden but am never able to know when to pick them. They are either to ripe, (look good on the outside but rotten inside) or not ripe enough and never seem to ripen. Can any one advise me whether there is there a
Hi everyone.. we are in the process of relaying our garden path and i am having borders down each side and some spreading out to incorporate the other ones i have.. I have looked up adn read many articles about this and some say you should have the same plant at measured points a...
Hi have inherited a fan rhubarb plant in my new garden but have no idea how or when to pick it can anyone help thank you x Pull a stem backwards from the plant and it should come away easily at the bottom. Only remove a few stalks at a time from
/16 weeks,it's advisable to cut the haulms off and leave the spuds in the ground for 2 weeks for the skins to set and then store as above. Alternatively you can pick them without the 2 week wait, they can be prone to slug damage,but be careful not to damage
I've rubarb growing at the side of the garden and it is huge, it was picked for a final time about mid July, it's a well established crown but I don't remember it ever growing to this size, it's screaming out pick me and I'm tempted. Is it likely
We havve a two year old rhubarb plant which my husband cuts and cooks all summer. Does this sound right. i only thought it would be in the spring.