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.
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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 »
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 »
Ring culture is a means of growing Tomatoes that allows fibrous feeding roots to develop within a bottomless ‘ring’ (where fertiliser is applied), whilst courser water-seeking roots develop into the ground, aggregate, ‘Growbag’ or Container.
Traditionally, the ‘ring’ or bottomless pot… Continue Reading »
Successional sowing and intercropping are closely related, ensuring continuous cropping over an extended period, helping to avoid a ‘glut’, which can be wasteful of both plot use and crop.
Successional crops can be achieved by one of two methods:
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