Learn how to grow your own vegetables with our various kitchen garden tips.
Practical And Useable Gift Ideas To Dazzle Your Kitchen Gardener Loved Ones
Kitchen gardeners are people who love to grow their own produce and make use of it in the form of delicious recipes to feed their families and loved ones. If you know an avid gardener, or would like to encourage someone to spend more time in the garden, a well thought out gardening gift could be the perfect answer.
Jobs For The Fruit Garden That Will Ensure A Healthy And Bountiful Fruit Harvest
By taking the time during April to do a few necessary jobs in the fruit garden, you will enjoy a much improved fruit harvest to enjoy with your friends and family. The weather may still be a bit unpredictable, with frosts still quite common, so special attention to vulnerable fruit blossom may be called for in the form of fleecing during these cold nights.
Easy Herbs That Will Thrive On Your Doorstep
Herbs are fun, very easy to grow and an ideal project for someone who is new to gardening or a bit lazy. Springtime is the busiest time for gardeners who are planning on introducing new plants into their gardens and by April most of the heavy frosts that can damage small vulnerable seedlings have finished. Herbs are a great plant because they are useful in the kitchen, aromatic and beautiful to look at with their green foliage and cute, small flowers.
Tend to Your Vegetable Garden in March
Now is the time to prepare the soil in your vegetable garden ready to plant your seeds into the ground. Hit the ground running by reading our article.
How to Chit your Potatoes
Want to learn how to chit your potatoes? Or maybe you're wondering why you would chit your potatoes in the first place? Chitting seed potatoes gives them that head start before planting them in the ground, and you'll really be able to taste the difference in your roast dinners! Ready to get started? First, you will need to buy a packet of seed potatoes from your local garden centre or online, individually or in pre-packed bags. The best time to buy them is usually in the middle of February so that they're ready to plant out later on in the year.
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!
Planting Vegetable Gardens for Beginners
These days, it's really ideal if you can plant your own vegetables to make sure that they're pesticide free, but a lot of people feel intimidated by the idea of planting vegetable gardens especially in a city. Relax, the Garden Centre Guide will take you through some quick, simple tips to starting your own vegetable garden for beginners.
How to Bring Tuscany to your Garden
Turn your garden and patio into a Mediterranean oasis with citrus trees. You can enjoy these southern belles for years, and in the winter you just bring them indoors!
Persuade Your Strawberries To Fruit Earlier
Persuade your strawberries to fruit earlier by popping a cloche or fleece over your plants, trapping every last scrap of sunshine underneath and raising the temperature by a few degrees – just enough to bring them into flower weeks ahead of schedule.
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.