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Using easyMulch In The Garden

The benefits of mulching the garden, especially bare ground over winter is something that is widely accepted as being incredibly valuable. Not only does a mulch protect the soil microbiology but it helps the soil structure, prevents leaching of nutrients and stops weeds. Over the years I have tried quite a few different products. –… »

How To Grow Green Manure Cover Crops

By far the easiest way to build soil structure and add nutrients is through growing green manure cover crops when the garden beds are bare. High in nitrogen green manure crops are ideal for growing before a hungry crop is to be planted in the same area later in the year. There are two types… »

How To Do A Soil Test & Why It’s Important

Soil testing is something that home-gardeners don’t often do however testing your soil will help guide you towards the correct amendments to add to your soil. When growing a large number of crops intensively (for example a veg plot or allotment) it’s really important that you are working with good soil. I got my soil… »

How To Make A Wormery

Worm castings (also called vermicompost) are in my opinion the very best soil amendment that you can use in your garden. I have bought worm casts for years and the results have always been impressive, especially for seed sowing. Worm castings can be incredibly expensive though. This brings me to today’s post. I intend to… »

Why Every Vegetable Gardener Needs A Greenhouse

Every vegetable gardener needs a greenhouse. There are no two opinions about this statement. Greenhouses can help significantly extend the viable growing period in the garden. Having a greenhouse in the garden also helps propagating plants, sowing early seeds and hardening off. Improved control over temperature and provision of heat in the areas where it… »

Edible Flowers Perfect For Summer Salads

There is no doubt that flowers are an essential part of any beautiful garden. Can you eat them too? The answer is YES. Summer salads can be transformed using just a few stunning edible flowers. A word of warning before we begin: you must be able to correctly identify the plants in your garden before… »

Best Veg To Grow In Containers?

Every week I receive emails from people wanting to know the best vegetables to grow in containers. Here I share 3 vegetables that are best for growing in containers.

How To Grow Spinach

Nothing tastes better than fresh young spinach leaves in a summer salad. In this article we will discuss how to grow spinach all summer long. Over the past few years spinach has had a real revival, not only is it now considered a “superfood” by many but the use in salads has highlighted how tasty… »

Creating A No Dig Vegetable Garden

Why is no-dig better? From my small trials with no dig gardening I have found this method to be superior to traditional double digging. Weed seeds are not dug to the top of the soil to germinate every year. No back breaking digging is needed every year. The crops from dig vs no dig beds are essentially… »

4 Unusual Tomato Varieties That Look & Taste Incredible

If you are looking to try something new and different this year then there is nothing better to experiment with than tomatoes. Here are four strange, unusual and potentially weird varieties that we have enjoyed growing. Tomato “Black Cherry” – this is an old “black” variety that has a superb smoky taste. It’s an open… »