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Follow Monty Don's video advice on using the principals of crop rotation to benefit brassicas. Monty clears away broad beans to plant out broccoli in the vegetable patch at Berryfields.summerMore advice on growing vegetablesGrow courgettes video
The term particularly applied to the early flowering and seeding of vegetables, such as lettuce, which often renders them unfit for culinary use. Sometimes referred to as 'running to seed'.
Refers to non-animal, non-vegetable substances that do not contain carbon. Often applied to chemical products used to improve the soil.
A myriapod, with many legs organised in double pairs on each body segment. Commonly black or dark grey, it attacks the roots of many plants, especially vegetables.
The bacteria on the roots of leguminous vegetables, or the micro-organisms found in soil, which convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen compounds that can be used by plants.
The accumulation of partially decayed and carbonised vegetable matter. Deposits form in peatlands or wetlands, known variously as bogs, moors, mires and muskegs, and are used as fertiliser.
A layer of vegetation, comprising shrubs and small trees, which grows beneath larger trees. Ground cover in a forest or wood.
Hello, My first time here. I wish to plant herbs,salads and vegetables in pots. Which is the best seeding compost to use please ? Thanks
Discover the theory behind crop rotation, with Monty's back-to-basics video advice to giving optimum growing conditions for vegetable groups such as potatoes, legumes (beans, peas etc), brassicas (cabbages, cauliflowers, radishes), root vegebles
One of a number of species belonging to the order Collembola. These insect-like creatures feed on living or decaying vegetation, and can be a nuisance in greenhouses. They can be controlled using insecticide.