The Secrets To Growing Cucumber Plants Successfully In The UK

The Secrets To Growing Cucumber Plants Successfully In The UK

Cucumbers are by far the most difficult vegetable to grow in our climate. Vegetable gardening is all about the challenge and getting a good crop of cucumbers really does show how good of a gardener you are. This might make you wonder why grow cucumbers in the vegetable garden at all? Well the taste, texture and crunch of fresh cucumbers is like nothing you can ever buy in the supermarket.
How To Grow Brussels Sprout Plants

How To Grow Brussels Sprout Plants

For many old gardeners brussels sprouts are considered to be an essential winter crop in the garden. Unlike the old sprout varieties the modern F1 hybrids are sweeter and more tender than ever making them idea for new vegetable gardeners to grow. Brussels sprouts are tough plants that are fairly easy to grow if you give them good soil, protect them from caterpillars and give them a good start early in the year.
How To Grow Climbing & Dwarf French Beans For Early Harvests

How To Grow Climbing & Dwarf French Beans For Early Harvests

French beans are delicious tasting and very easy to grow no matter whether you have a large allotment or tiny garden. French beans are far easier to grow and provide support for than runner beans and although they are slightly less productive the taste is generally better and the beans stringless. In this article you will learn step by step how to grow both climbing and dwarf french beans in your own vegetable garden.
How To Grow Courgette Plants For HUGE Harvests

How To Grow Courgette Plants For HUGE Harvests

Courgettes are one of the most productive crops that vegetable gardeners can grow, one plant can easily produce twenty or more courgettes in just one season. Even with just a few plants you’ll have courgettes coming out of your ears by August! Most families would really struggle to eat the harvests from two courgette plants. You’ll learn step by step how to grow courgettes in your vegetable garden and get incredible crops.
Growing Cauliflower Plants For Summer & Autumn Harvests

Growing Cauliflower Plants For Summer & Autumn Harvests

Cauliflowers are a wonderful crop to grow in the garden, contrary to popular belief they are actually quite easy to grow if cared for correctly. If you are worried about growing cauliflowers for the first time or have had problems in the past you can make a few changes that will help grow large cauliflower heads. In this article you’ll discover when you sow, plant and how to care for your own cauliflower plants for harvests through summer and into late autumn.
How To Grow, Plant & Harvest Your Own Delicious Sweetcorn

How To Grow, Plant & Harvest Your Own Delicious Sweetcorn

The incredible taste of freshly harvested sweetcorn is something that can never be replicated in the supermarket. Sweetcorn has a reputation for being very difficult to grow but this guide will teach you how to be successful growing your own sweetcorn from seed. From commercial hybrids, heritage varieties, coloured and mini sweetcorn there are a lot of different options available here. So which is best to grow? For anyone who is starting out for the first time the mini sweetcorn varieties are the perfect place to begin, they are quick growing, tasty and very easy to get a good crop from.
Planting & Growing Broad Beans For Bumper Early Harvests

Planting & Growing Broad Beans For Bumper Early Harvests

Broad beans are one of the earliest crops to be sown in the vegetable garden. You can plant broad bean seeds in many areas in October for harvests in early June when there still isn’t many staple crops ready to harvest. Growing broad beans for early harvests can be quite tricky but this article will guide you step by step from sowing, planting and growing your beans and how to essentially guarantee a successful crop.
The ULTIMATE Step-by-Step Carrot Growing & Planting Guide

The ULTIMATE Step-by-Step Carrot Growing & Planting Guide

Carrots are one of the best crops for home gardeners to grow, the difference in taste between carrots bought in the supermarket and those freshly picked from the garden is astounding. Home grown carrots are incredibly sweet, crunchy and delicious. In this article I will teach you step by step how to grow and plant your own carrots from seed. In as little as 12 weeks you can be picking fresh carrots from your own garden.
How To Grow Runner Beans (plus bean frame designs!)

How To Grow Runner Beans (plus bean frame designs!)

Since 2010 we have been growing our own runner beans using a new and improved growing method. We originally saw this on the Allotment Garden forum and ever since we have been using this growing method as the results speak for themselves. In this article you will learn how to grow runner beans as well as how to construct your own runner bean frame… The New & Improved Runner Bean Growing Method  
Gtech ST20 Cordless Grass Trimmer

Gtech ST20 Cordless Grass Trimmer

What first attracted me to the Gtech cordless trimmer was it’s super light weight, portability and ease of use. I really do think this might be the perfect grass cutting solution for those with veg plots or allotments where the grass needs to be kept trimmed.I already own a petrol strimmer that I use for cutting the grass paths and overgrown areas of the allotment but it’s really not safe to keep power tools in an allotment shed and I find getting the heavy strimmer their to be difficult - this will now been replaced completely by the Gtech ST20 as it’s so light that I can carry it with ease to the allotment.