We recommend climbing beans as the perfect crop for novice gardeners or children. Everyone will have success and will pick baskets full of juicy beans.
They are an inviting crop;
Large, often colourful, easy-to-handle seeds. Like to be sown straight in the… Continue Reading »
Onions are especially easy to grow if grown from onion sets. A set is a baby onion.
You could choose to grow versatile white onions, sweet red onions for salads or shallots to store for winter stews.
Choose a… Continue Reading »
There are fruit trees available to suit every garden. They will reward you for years to come with delicious fruit and give structure and a sense of tradition to your garden.
There is a bewildering choice available, especially when it… Continue Reading »
Fruit trees are best planted in the tree’s dormant season (October to March). The earlier the better as the soil is more likely to be workable.
You will need; soil improver ( Westland tree and shrub compost), bonemeal, mycorrizal soil stimulant… Continue Reading »
These vegetables are all in the same plant family known as cucurbits. Although they can have different growing habits they are all cultivated in a similar way.
Which varieties to choose?
Summer squash include courgettes and patty pans. They produce prolific fruits… Continue Reading »
A super food! Beetroot is a naturally sweet and nutritious root vegetable. It stores energy as sugar in its roots; if the plant completes its life cycle this stored sugar would be used to make the flowers and seeds.
It has recently… Continue Reading »