Power for your plants

The original Grazers formulation was discovered in the 1990s by a crop nutrition company. It was found that rabbits and deer were so averse to eating crops sprayed with this specific calcium mixture that Grazers was founded to develop products that dissuade various pests from eating crops. As Grazers products […]

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Be sure of safe soil

“Just because a garden appears to be doing well doesn’t make it safe – or mean that it can’t be more productive,” says Robert Galster, co-founder of Safe Soil UK. The presence of heavy metals or other contaminants can pose significant risks to human and animal health – and it’s […]

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All set to grow

VegTrug is launching new and redeveloped Frame & Cover Multi Sets for all of the core VegTrug sizes: Medium 1.8m Classic, Small 1m Classic, Medium 1.8m Wallhugger and Small 1m Wallhugger. The new versions are taller, at 90cm (35½in), to give room for more growth or taller plants, and also […]

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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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It’s filling up!

I have reached the “Where on earth do I put this pot?” stage in my greenhouse. Right now I want the sides to expand and someone to give me another bench to put on all my seedlings and transplanted plants on. Why is it your greenhouse is never big enough? […]

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Seeing purple!

Last season I grew some ‘Purple Sun’ carrots from Johnsons seeds in a large patio tub, but never got around to harvesting them and they sat in the cold polytunnel all winter only receiving the occasional splash of water. I finally got round to harvesting them yesterday and today made […]

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