First there was a cold, dry April then a cold, wet, thundery and windy May. This year could hardly be more different from the last. If you’ve recently taken up growing veg, […]
Sowing seeds – is it too late?
If you’re interested in growing veg and spend much time on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably been seeing posts about other people’s veg plants since sometime back in February. Sowing seeds […]
Vegetable seeds – the lure of the catalogue and what to sow when
If the weather conditions are bad and we can’t get out into the garden as much as we’d like, we can still plan what we’ll do once we do get out there. […]
Allotment veg: growing and cropping
My allotment plot in July 2020 It’s been a pretty good growing year all things considered. Just as drought was starting to become a real problem in sunny May, the weather changed […]
Seedlings – growing up and moving on
The follow-up stages in the life of your vegetable seedlings So you got busy sowing seeds a few weeks ago, and maybe, like me, you got a bit carried away despite all […]
Rain, rain go away – the problems with saturated soil
When I originally wrote that this was going to be a warts and all vegetable growing blog I hadn’t thought about the problems of flooding, but that’s what many people are dealing […]
Sowing seeds directly into the soil – the thick and the thin of it
If you’re sowing seeds direct in the soil, should you sow them carefully and thinly or throw caution to the winds and chuck loads in? I’ve talked quite a bit in my […]
Sowing vegetable seeds Direct sowing or sowing under cover: which is better?
If you’ve got an allotment or vegetable patch and you’re going to grow most of your crops from seed (see my previous post for ideas on how to get plants if this […]
Vegetable plants – how to get what you need if you don’t have a lot of space or time for seed sowing.
One of the main attractions for me of growing my own vegetables is in starting as much as possible from seed. In the long, narrow garden of my end-of-terrace house (roughly 30 […]