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 […]
The allotment in winter – so much to do, so little time to do it.
Finding time for the allotment can be difficult in winter. Here are some ideas to help you cope, and some tips for what to do when you can get down there.
Veg growing and harvesting as the season turns
Looking back at a unique year There’s no escaping the fact that summer is now over and we are, meterologically, astronomically and weather-wise, firmly into autumn. As I’m writing this the rain […]
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 […]
Home grown vegetables. Tips and hints to get you started.
There’s nothing like empty supermarket shelves for making you feel like growing your own vegetables, so if you’ve suddenly decided it’s a good idea here’s a shortlist of some of the most […]
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 […]