Spring is here, the soil is starting to warm up and by now your seedlings should start popping up. However it is important to keep an eye on the weather as cold snaps in April are not unknown. Weeds will… (READ MORE)
This year I have decided to grow three varieties of chillies; Mulato Isleno, Spike and Hotscotch. The Mulato Isleno and Spike varieties where both from Sea Spring Seeds while the Hotscotch variety was from Mr. Fothergill’s Seeds. The Mulato Isleno is a mild chilli that… (READ MORE)
In this episode I prepare my carrot bed and also plant out my garlic. I also make a sowing of marigolds and show you one of my cold frames.
Brussels Sprouts is a hardy slow growing vegetable that belongs to the brassica family. It is a staple vegetable throughout winter and tastes even better when the plant has been exposed to a frost.
I managed to get down the allotment for a few hours today but unfortunately, my visit was cut short due to the rain. However I managed to weed my onion bed, which was looking sorry for itself, and put some… (READ MORE)
March is the month when the weather usually starts to get better and things are springing into action. March is the meteorological beginning of spring but the weather can still be bad, and can catch people out.
Sweetcorn is an easy crop to grow and loves long hot summers. Sweetcorn is wind pollinated, so you will need to grow it in blocks and traditionally each plant produces one or two cobs.
I realise we’re almost at the end of January, but I thought I would take the time and reflect back at 2013, and look at my successes and failures. For me, 2013 was a pretty successful year. It was my… (READ MORE)
Spring is just around the corner but yet February can still be one of the coldest months of the year. If the weather permits you can start some early sowing or even plant outside. However, if the conditions aren’t right,… (READ MORE)