Surreal spring The problem with writing a blog about the allotment is that if I spend too much time growing the plants and going down to the allotment to plant them, I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]