The incredible taste of freshly harvested sweetcorn is something that can never be replicated in the supermarket. Sweetcorn has a reputation for being very difficult to grow but this guide will teach you how to be successful growing your own sweetcorn from seed. From commercial hybrids, heritage varieties, coloured and mini sweetcorn there are a lot of different options avaliable here. So which is best to grow? For anyone who is starting out for the first time the mini sweetcorn varieties are the perfect place to begin, they are quick growing, tasty and very easy to get a good crop from.
Broad beans are one of the earliest crops to be sown in the vegetable garden. You can plant broad bean seeds in many areas in October for harvests in early June when there still isn’t many staple crops ready to harvest. Growing broad beans for early harvests can be quite tricky but this article will guide you step by step from sowing, planting and growing your beans and how to essentially guarantee a successful crop.
Carrots are one of the best crops for home gardeners to grow, the difference in taste between carrots bought in the supermarket and those freshly picked from the garden is astounding. Home grown carrots are incredibly sweet, crunchy and delicious. In this article I will teach you step by step how to grow and plant your own carrots from seed. In as little as 12 weeks you can be picking fresh carrots from your own garden.
Since 2010 we have been growing our own runner beans using a new and improved growing method. We originally saw this on the Allotment Garden forum and ever since we have been using this growing method as the results speak for themselves. In this article you will learn how to grow runner beans as well as how to construct your own runner bean frame… The New & Improved Runner Bean Growing Method
What first attracted me to the Gtech cordless trimmer was it’s super light weight, portability and ease of use. I really do think this might be the perfect grass cutting solution for those with veg plots or allotments where the grass needs to be kept trimmed.I already own a petrol strimmer that I use for cutting the grass paths and overgrown areas of the allotment but it’s really not safe to keep power tools in an allotment shed and I find getting the heavy strimmer their to be difficult - this will now been replaced completely by the Gtech ST20 as it’s so light that I can carry it with ease to the allotment.
In just 12 weeks you could be harvesting your very first crop of potatoes… even if you don’t have a huge garden. Growing potatoes in pots and containers is easy, rewarding and will save you money. While potatoes will grow easily in pots there are a few things you can do to significantly increase your harvest. This guide will show you how to get started growing potatoes step by step.
By far the easiest way to build soil structure and add nutrients is through growing green manure cover crops when the garden beds are bare. High in nitrogen green manure crops are ideal for growing before a hungry crop is to be planted in the same area later in the year. There are two types of green manure seeds to grow, Spring and Autumn sown. Spring sown varieties add a significant amount of bulk to build the soil structure.
This year I have got a HUGE selection of seeds from Marshalls Seeds. I really do like Marshalls seeds as they have a really good selection of different modern and traditional vegetable seed varieties, including almost all of my favourites! Along with the seeds I have saved myself, got from seed exchanges and the rare varieties I buy these will be the main crops I am growing this year. I wanted to share with you the varieties I got and the reasons I specifically chose them.
Growing tomatoes in hanging baskets is very easy to do. By growing bush tomatoes in a hanging basket you can have a plant that is not only incredibly productive but also attractive. Unlike growing tall tomatoes, bush varieties take almost no work, t’s really as simple as watering daily in the summer and picking the tomatoes as they are ripe. This article will teach you step by step from growing to harvesting your own tomatoes in hanging baskets.
This is one of my favourite ever YouTube videos featuring Mick Poultney teaching step by step how he produces incredible compost in just one month. The method is fairly simple but seems to be incredibly effective! This is a must watch for every gardener in my mind.