Fruit & Vegetables
How to Grow Vegetables in Containers
Container gardening is becoming increasingly popular, particularly growing vegetables in containers. In recent years it's grown tremendously in gardening trends as gardeners appreciate the flexibility and extra growing space it provides. It's not just about flowers either - you can grow a great number of vegetables in containers, and there many specially-adapted plant varieties now available. That's not to say that growing veg in containers doesn't come without its challenges, and if you want to succeed, you'll need to make sure you plan ahead!
How to Control Peach Leaf Curl Disease
If you have been thinking of peach sorbets and apricot jams that you make from your homegrown fruit, then it is imperative you find out all that you can about the peach leaf curl. It is a fungal disease that results in severely distorted leaves. Since a plant depends on these structures to photosynthesize for them, these diseased leaves are no good to it, and are dropped prematurely.
10 Tips to Make Your Vegetable Gardening Easier
Looking to grow your own vegetables? Or are you struggling with common vegetable gardening tasks? Read our article on 10 easy steps to get your vegetable garden up to scratch this year!
Get ready to plant your potatoes30-03-2016
Get ready to plant the first of this season’s potatoes, starting by stocking up on seed potatoes then when you're feeling equipped and ready head on down to our 'Tips on planting seed potatoes' section.
You can make cider out of any apple?16-02-2016
An orchard of ancient cider apple trees has been saved for the nation after its owners gave it to the National Trust to look after.
Last chance to get the garlic in22-11-2015
Garlic needs a good period of frost to get those fat cloves to divide into nice plump bulbs, so plant now to give them winter outdoors for really good results next year.
Plant a row of chives31-07-2015
Plant a row of chives not only for their deliciously spicy green leaves, but also for their peppery edible flowers – gorgeous scattered over fresh summer salads.
Earth up container-grown potatoes07-04-2015
Earth up container-grown potatoes to keep them growing on strongly for your earliest-ever crops.
Sow chillies now27-01-2015
Sow chillies now to turn up the heat in the garden this year to the max. There can be few veg which are as much sheer fun to grow as chillies.
Force chicory for one of the finest gourmet treats of the winter kitchen garden. Now is prime chicon time, when these lettuce-like vegetables are at their delicate, bittersweet best.
Harvest container-grown potatoes09-12-2014
Harvest container-grown potatoes just in time for Christmas Day to enjoy that delicious home-grown flavour even in the depths of winter.
Plant rhubarb crowns18-11-2014
Plant rhubarb crowns now and you'll give them all winter to establish before they burst into growth again next spring.
Heel in leeks and other winter veg07-11-2014
Heel in leeks and other winter veg to make sure you aren't caught out in a cold snap when the ground can freeze so hard it's impossible to get a fork in, let alone harvest anything.
Grow winter salads21-10-2014
Grow winter salads for a supply of fresh, crunchy greens to add the taste of summer to salads and sandwiches right through the coldest winter months.
Grow your own horseradish14-10-2014
Grow your own horseradish for an unusual addition to your herb garden that's very easy to look after and will give you spicy roots to use in the kitchen for year after year. Peeled and grated into vinegar and a little cream, they make a real knock-your-socks off accompaniment to roast beef.