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I am building a raised vegetable patch approx. 8' x 4'. I do not have any topsoil to fill it ready for planting so will have to use an alternative such as all purpose compost,etc., Could anyone advise me please as to the most suitable compost to use
I've got a big, L-shaped, 80cm deep raised bed I built two years ago in my small back yard, specially to grow vegetables. It has a 2-storey house to the south, and walls all round, so in winter it gets no sun, but in summer is a suntrap, so I also
My cats have taken a liking to my vegetable patch to do their business - rather offputting. How do I stop it Is there any harm done if I still grow vegtable there I can remember hearing years ago Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time a gent on teh panel
What is the best way to protect a large vegetable patch from free roaming chickens? Is fencing the only option (other than getting rid of the chickens)? Thanks Afraid so, mine eat everything if i let them. I put flat wooden posts into the ground
I have a big kitchen garden: 40' x 25' To preserve my vegetables and canning... I built a cold-storage-unit in my basement.... I think to share my project to you.. if i can help some of you: My cold unit storage or cold room project I like ate my
Does anyone knows if we have to pinch out the top of kale and of pepper plantlets? I am growing these for the first time and am ready to plant them out. Answers very much appreciated thanks. No, leave them. Most modern seeds are bred to branch naturally.
Is it finally OK to start any vegs outside??? depends on what your growing really, carrots,lettuce,spinach,parsnips will grow if the ground has warmed up to about 12 degrees. veg like onions, peas, potatoes can be put down from march but you need to still protect them incase of f...
My father tells a story of when he was in the army. A particularly pompous officer lifted the lid of a dish of vegetables and snorted "carrots are not an officer's vegetable" before storming off.I mention this in light of a brief discussion I had
It's so hot I'm having to water my vegetable crops up to twice a day at the moment. Everyone on the allotment is desperately trying to keep the plants productive and, more to the point, alive.We're lucky to have taps dotted around the site, which
The heat has been incredible lately. I feel like my vegetables are cooking in the ground where they're growing. I'm used to the fact that all that soft, tender foliage is like a big advert to passing pests and pathogens, but the intense heat is a