Leeks doing well, but is it a new method or just the wonderful summer? Pruning panic growth from the trees and trouble with the shredder.
Getting a bit down with autumn but looking at the harvest and processing the crops to store for the rest of the year. Even fallen leaves are useful.
How best to use woodchips on a vegetable plot or allotment. Woodchips are a really useful resource but you need to use them properly for best effect.
Blight hits the outdoor tomatoes but we've a glut from the greenhouse crop. The comfrey bed is cut for the compost heap. Putting the raised beds to sleep.
I moan about our weather but this market gardener has it really tough. She manages 2500 square metres, 600 metres above sea level with a 3 month season
The tomato crop is still coming in but the results are fairly clear for 2018. This year I've grown 7 varieties; in the greenhouse, polytunnel and outdoors.
Sacrificial or stale beds are an old but effective method of getting seeds growing weed free. They're very simple and easy to do.
Fothergills introduce a primed seed range under the name Optigrow which offer better and faster seed germination and stronger seedlings.
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