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Tags archives: vegetables

Muck & Magic

I have a confession to make. As a ‘professional gardener’ I haven’t used good old-fashioned farmyard manure in years. No trailers of stinky muck have been deposited on the dr[...]

Seedy delights

There’s something almost biblical about sowing seeds into bare earth. It’s a gentle, yet powerful act, silent yet significant. I feel as though it’s the moment in the gardening cal[...]

Tomatoes

I’m excited. A big box has appeared from Spalding Plant & Bulb Company containing all manner of interesting and exciting things, not least of which are some packets of tomato s[...]

Summer Bulbs

February is a cruel month. More often than not (and I have a feeling that this year will be no exception) it taunts us with promise - buds bursting, early bulbs poking through the [...]

Vegetables at the Patch

I’d more or less made up my mind I would stop growing my own vegetables at the end of this year.   Our vegetable garden is getting increasingly overhung by the trees we planted twe[...]

Vegetables - Problems

Here is a short list of the pests and diseases likely to be encountered when growing vegetables. There are many more associated with particular plants which are described in detail[...]

Vegetables

Anyone can produce a respectable crop, bearing the following in mind. The Ten Commandments of happy vegetable growing 1. Always make sure your soil is in good heart. In spite of [...]

What’s Looking Good in June

The beautiful lilac blooms May-June. The purple clusters of Syringa vulgaris exude a wonderful fragrance. After such a long drawn out spring, it is such a joy to see our gardens[...]

Harvest your own vegetables

At the weekend we started our new project we erected a raised vegetable bed - just a small one to begin with to see how we get on. It’s surprising how much you can grow in one - or[...]

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