This season we are trying out the “Champions Blend” compost available from Bathgate Horticulture. Having had problems with many of the cheaper composts over the past few years I wanted to try one of the premium composts that has been getting rave reviews. Here is my review. What initially got me interested in this compost is that Terry Walton and Sean Cameron (of the Horticultural Channel) both highly recommended this compost.
It’s hard to beat the taste of home grown tomatoes harvested fresh from the garden. No wonder tomatoes are one of the first crops most vegetable gardeners begin growing when they are so easy to grow, so productive and have some incredible varieties. The first step when growing tomatoes is selecting the right variety, there a few fantastic hybrids that are worth growing but a lot of very unusual old heritage varieties that are ideal for home gardeners.
Onions are very easy and cheap to grow, with just a little work and a couple of pounds you can grow hundreds of onions that will last an entire year. When it comes to growing onions many people automatically assume that growing onions from sets is the way to go, however growing from seed gives a more reliable crop that is less likely to bolt and will store for at least 9 months.
I think its more than fair to say that Lafuma make the ultimate recliners, they are very well built, incredibly comfortable and well worth considering buying for relaxing in the garden. After all, it’s not all about digging and weeding, there has to be some relaxation time too! In this article I’ll review the Lafuma Futura garden chair and the things I like (and don’t like) about it! How Comfortable Is The Lafuma Futura?
With some planning, regular planting and correct variety selection it’s possible to grow lettuce all year round. With the protection of a greenhouse, cloche or fleece you can have lettuce growing into the coldest winters. Most lettuce are ready to begin harvesting in 50 days with cut and come again or leaf lettuce varieties often ready far sooner than this. Succession sowing is essential. When it comes to taste home grown lettuce is often sweeter, crunchier and and juicer.
Peas harvested fresh from the garden are one of the reasons we garden, the taste of peas straight from the veg plot are delicious and incredibly sweet, like nothing you can ever dream of buying in the supermarket. In this article you will discover step by step how to grow your own peas from seed including how to sow peas, how to plant out them in the garden and exactly how to support them.
It’s hard to find a better crop to grow in the vegetable garden, leeks are ready for harvesting deep in the winter, the seeds are cheap, plants require almost no maintenance and suffer from essentially no diseases. In this article I’ll teach you the secrets to growing leeks from seed and how to get really long “show quality” white shanks. Sowing Leeks From Seed Leeks are best sown indoors in the middle of March or outdoors from the first week in April.
Potatoes are a staple in most allotments or veg plots, fresh new potatoes taste delicious straight from the garden with maincrop potatoes providing a good storage crop over the winter months. The main method of planting potatoes hasn’t changed for decades, the simple method of planting potatoes in well prepared ground and hilled up is the most reliable (and easy!) method of growing potatoes. In this article you’ll learn a few tips that will make planting easier and improve your crop.
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.
Radish are one of the quickest and easiest crops to grow with crops possible in just a month in the peak of the growing season. Vegetable Gardening can seem like a slow process but by growing radish and some quick growing lettuce leaves you can have a harvest very early in the growing season. French breakfast is my far the most popular radish variety to grow but you can find some stunning old heritage varieties that can range from orange, green to a deep red colour which makes a great effect in a salad.