Grow climbing French beans

French beans are a relatively easy crop to grow and great value for money. Beans are often expensive to buy in the supermarket but a few plants on your veg plot can produce a bumper harvest. Climbing French beans are great for growing up a wigwam of canes or other […]

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How to sow aubergines

Aubergines likes a long and warm growing season so it is best to grow them in a greenhouse or polytunnel. You could also try them on a warm sunny patio but they will crop better undercover. Seeds are sown from late February to early April in small pots or cell […]

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Warm up the soil

At the end of winter about February or early March you could cover a small section of your plot with cloches or plastic sheeting (black is ideal but clear is also fine). This will have the effect of helping to warm the soil up and dry it a little. It […]

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Polytunnel Strawberries

Who doesn’t love strawberries, especially homegrown? I have quite a few plants growing in pots in the polytunnel. I leave them outside after harvesting and then bring them back into the polytunnel in early spring. I give them a good feed of general (liquid) fertiliser and then let the warmth […]

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Sowing Turnips

I’ve not grown turnips for a while now as they have never been in great demand by the family. However, I do love them in a Cornish pasty, so that’s a good enough reason for growing them to my mind. I’m sowing two rows in all in this 1m square […]

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Video: Grow a Salad Bar

Steve and Tony show you how you can grow a variety of your own salads! As a member of the Mudketeers’ Club, you can enjoy this exclusive preview of the upcoming Kitchen Garden YouTube videos! Watch more exclusive video guides here.

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