The ULTIMATE Step-by-Step Carrot Growing And Planting Guide

Carrot GROWING and PLANTING GUIDE

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 … Read more

How To Grow Runner Beans (plus bean frame designs!)

How To Grow Runner Beans

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 … Read more

Grow Potatoes In Containers

GROW POTATOES IN CONTAINERS

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 … Read more

How To Grow Green Manure Cover Crops

How To Grow Green Manure Cover Crops

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 … Read more

Marshalls Vegetable Seeds Review

Marshalls Vegetable Seeds Review

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 … Read more

Growing Tomatoes In Hanging Baskets

Growing Tomatoes In Hanging Baskets

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 … Read more

Make Compost In Just One Month

Make Compost IN JUST ONE MONTH

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.

Creating A No Dig Vegetable Garden

Creating A No Dig Vegetable Garden

Why is no-dig better? From my small trials with no dig gardening I have found this method to be superior to traditional double digging. Weed seeds are not dug to the top of the soil to germinate every year. No back breaking digging is needed every year. The crops from dig vs no dig beds … Read more

Using easyMulch In The Garden

Using easyMulch in the garden

The benefits of mulching the garden, especially bare ground over winter is something that is widely accepted as being incredibly valuable. Not only does a mulch protect the soil microbiology but it helps the soil structure, prevents leaching of nutrients and stops weeds. Over the years I have tried quite a few different products. Woodchips … Read more

4 Unusual Tomato Varieties That Look & Taste Incredible!

4 Unusual Tomato Varieties That Look & Taste Incredible!

If you are looking to try something new and different this year then there is nothing better to experiment with than tomatoes. Here are four strange, unusual and potentially weird varieties that we have enjoyed growing. Tomato “Black Cherry” – this is an old “black” variety that has a superb smoky taste. It’s an open pollinated … Read more