The Vegetable Garden July/August – 2023

Contents: Sets versus Seed – Why it pays to know your onions!…. Eating a seasonal ‘rainbow’ is easy if you grow it yourself!…. Pretty Powerful Purple Potatoes!…. Keeping polytunnels closed to avoid potato blight? – What a daft idea!…   It’s the season of plenty – but also gluts!…. Restoring soil carbon is the key to helping to mitigate climate… Continue reading The Vegetable Garden July/August – 2023

The Polytunnel Potager July/August – 2023

Contents:   Growing New Potatoes for Christmas….. Polytunnels should be available on prescription!….. A Polytunnel can be your alternative to a ‘Mediterranean’ holiday in Summer!….  Holiday time and watering plants….. Rough guide to watering/feeding Tomatoes in containers & in the ground….. Side-shoots on Tomatoes…. Pollination of Tomatoes….. Other Tunnel Crops….. Free Watercress for Healthy Winter Salads……Thinking ahead to late autumn and winter crops  Potato ‘Lady Christl’… Continue reading The Polytunnel Potager July/August – 2023

The Fruit Garden and Orchard – July/August 2023

Contents: Summer prune apples by the seat of your pants – not the textbooks!…. The ‘June Drop’…. How to Grow Fabulous Figs….. It’s another fantastic fruit year!…. Give thanks every time you see a bee! – Pollinators are vital to fruit growing…. Nature could easily live without us – but we can’t live without Nature!….… Continue reading The Fruit Garden and Orchard – July/August 2023

What to Sow in July – 2023

Remember, always sow the seeds. You can catch up on everything else, but if you don’t sow seeds on time – you may have lost your chance…..(This is particularly important for some late autumn and winter crops that need starting off now due to needing a long season of growth in order to produce worthwhile crops.)  Ruby chard Vulcan – one… Continue reading What to Sow in July – 2023