Growing microgreens

These are just immature vegetables that you harvest at the seedling stage and are the ultimate easy peasy crop to grow   WHY GROW THEM? The young shoots are particularly nutritious and often with a flavour of the more mature crop but sometimes sweeter. You can be harvesting in as […]

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Herbs in a bag

You can’t beat a few fresh herbs sprinkled in your cooking pot and they are so easy to grow. Why not try a few select herbs in a growing bag by your back door WHY GROW THEM? Because fresh, young herbs give a powerful punch to your cooking and are […]

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Forked carrots

Why are my carrots all forked and misshapen? Mrs P, Dorset Soil that is stony or has compacted layers can cause roots of carrots and other root crops to fork. Also additions of manure or manure type fertiliser can cause this too. They need a fertile soil but add your […]

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Leggy tomato seedlings

If after sowing tomatoes the seedlings are a little tall and leggy simply lift and replant them. Bury the stem deeper and this will encourage new roots to grow from the stem and help produce a stronger plant. Keep in a bright spot and not too warm to grow on. […]

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Improving your health with gardening

Journalist Ella Hendrix explains how gardening help to alleviate the stresses and strains of modern living There is a lot happening in the world at the moment, and it can sometimes be a little overwhelming and difficult to escape from. Combine these global affairs with the general ups-and-downs of life […]

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Hung up on tomatoes

Discover the easiest way to support greenhouse toms I was highly flattered to see that Monty Don likes my method of supporting toms so much using  a simple string, he recommended it to viewers of Gardeners’ World last week! I’m joking of course – it has been used for many […]

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Eden braced for orchid mania

Orchid mania is set to break out at the Eden Project with a dazzling new exhibit in the Rainforest Biome this month This important new floral display in the Biome will house 500 orchids in the heart of the biggest rainforest in captivity. Stars of the show will be varieties […]

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