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Prune out the oldest stems from blackcurrants to encourage new shootsCheck crops that are in store and discard any showing signs of rotFork compost into the soil and clear old crops from the veg plotCover fruit trees and bushes with netting
Use twigs pushed into the ground to support tall-growing peas, or use short canes and stringFeed strawberries with a high potash feed, such as tomato fertiliserSow flowering companions in your veg plot, such as tagetes and poached egg plants
as a surface mulch to help stop the soil drying out, but I wouldn't dig it directly into to a veg plot.
I love the first harvest of the new season - it's so welcome after the long dark winter. For a while now, I've been harvesting winter veg, such as leeks, kale and cabbage. These stalwarts of the plot have meant we've had fresh veg for soups
of my veg plot's cropping life for a good few weeks more, I must get some more!
with gardeners fleece? Also should I plant in a large pot or the veg plot? (First time I've grown garlic) I'm digging over the veg plot each week at the moment and adding all the usual to break up the soil as its clay and chalk where I live (nestled in the South
as you head to and from the veg plot! There are allotments not far from were we live, but again there are long waiting lists. However having a fulltime jobs, being a plant aholic and having the possibility of growing our own fruit and veg we converted our
Hello After a shakey start with a Landshare plot I've just managed to move to my own council allotment plot I am so thrilled even though it's an overgrown disaster at the moment but it will be so satisfying to tame it. My question is, is it ok
for a long time and there is not cushion of grass underfoot. You also cannot walk on seeded or turfed grass for a number of weeks so build the veg plot somewhere accessible. Thank you for your help
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.