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 »
Indoor Sowing: Fill seed tray or pot with compost, gently firm to eliminate air pockets, water and allow to drain before sowing. Place or scatter (depending on seed size) seed thinly over surface. Sieve layer of compost over seed. Do not cover… Continue Reading »
Why do we need crop rotation? Beneficial in minimising plant problems. Previous crops can benefit following crop.
Here is a basic three year rotation plan:
Year One Brassicas, Roots, Legumes Year Two Roots, Legumes, Brassicas Year Three Legumes, Brassicas, Roots Alternative growing… Continue Reading »
Preparing the soil
Start by preparing the soil by applying three to five barrow loads of compost or manure for each plant you want to grow. This is best done in the Autumn but can be done in early spring so long… Continue Reading »
Blueberries are ericaceous (lime-hating) plants. They belong to the genus Vaccinium which also includes cranberries and bilberries.
Blueberries cannot be neglected, but they are certainly worth the effort and a well grown mature plant will produce more than 5 lbs of fruit… Continue Reading »