Category Archives: Growing Fruit and Veg

Growing Raspberries

Raspberries are grouped into two types; summer fruiting and autumn fruiting.  These two groups are distinct in their growth habits and have different training and pruning requirements.  By growing varieties from each group it is possible to have a supply of raspberries… Continue Reading »

Growing Rhubarb

Invest in a rhubarb plant and it will produce stems for 20 years in good conditions.

Planting

You can plant rhubarb divisions; these are a piece of the fleshy root with a bud. Or you can plant young rhubarb plants in grown… Continue Reading »

Growing Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants are a particularly versatile fruit, packed with vitamin C.  Use them in pies, summer pudding, jams, cordials, smoothies, fruit compotes and if there is a surplus they are easily frozen. One healthy bush will yield 10lbs of fruit.

They are one… Continue Reading »

Growing Beetroot

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 »