There is a simple way to enjoy home-grown salads all year long and that is by growing sprouting seeds. KG editor Steve Ott explains. With all the food shortages in the supermarkets at the moment and, as I write this, snow falling heavily outside making working in the garden impossible, […]Read more
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KG reader Peter Dean dreams of an island holiday away from the cold winter rain I entered a competition In a gardening magazine. I had to write a poem About a garden I had seen. I chose a lovely garden That was here in my mind. A piece of imagination […]Read more
By KG reader, Peter Dean In winter it is especially important for gardeners to look after birds and other wildlife. When temperatures fall to single Celsius figures wildlife is more vulnerable. They need extra food to survive. Leaving seed heads on sunflowers, for example, gives birds – finches in particular […]Read more
The cucumbers are doing well in the polytunnel this year, though have wilted at times in the heat and have needed plenty of watering. Plus I’ve had to spray the inside of the polytunnel with cold water to cool things down generally. This year I’ve been growing ‘Merlin’, an all-female […]Read more
The tomato (and pepper) season has seemed a little slow to me this year with germination being a bit erratic and subsequent growth slow. But as always the plants come through in the end and now that they are planted in the spoil of the polytunnel enriched with compost, leafmould […]Read more
I’m determined this year to keep the salad leaves and lettuces coming for as long as possible so this year I’m sowing both at regular intervals. Once one batch is planted, another is sown. So far it seems to be going OK.The plants in the picture were sown on 13 […]Read more
If you haven’t done it already, now’s the time to sow things like courgettes, pumpkins, cucumbers and other squashes. I always wait till now (mid-May) as I don’t have a heated greenhouse and although it’s plenty warm enough during the day, night time temperatures can still be quite low. I […]Read more