Glutbusters: March 2016

Glutbusters: March 2016

For this month’s edition of Glutbusters I thought I would herald the imminent start of the new growing season by concentrating on some useful techniques – I’ll do the basics now, in part 1, and come back to look at some other methods next month. If you want to go...
How to store tubers for planting

How to store tubers for planting

The arrival of some ulluco (Ulluco tubers) tubers from Incredible Vegetables left me pondering how best to store them until it’s time to plant them out (after the risk of frost has passed, in spring). Given that I also have mashua and oca tubers kicking around the...
How to grow courgettes/ zucchini

How to grow courgettes/ zucchini

Courgettes and a summer squash Courgettes/ zucchini and summer squash are some of the easiest, and most productive, vegetables you can grow in the garden. All you need is a sunny spot, a square metre of soil or a big container, and plenty of water! And then there’s...
How to start your vegetable garden for less

How to start your vegetable garden for less

Beautiful bounty needn’t be expensive At the moment I’m building a new garden from scratch, and as I’m putting in hard landscaping it’s taking some time (which is frustrating) and the project has a budget. This is in complete contrast to when I started my first...
Non-Toxic Slug Control for your Garden

Non-Toxic Slug Control for your Garden

There are many ways you can keep your slug population under control without resorting to toxic slug pellets: Encourage beneficial wildlife in your garden – from insects right through to frogs and hedgehogs. Make sure that you have a range of habitats available. Wild...
Proper attire for gardening

Proper attire for gardening

If your gardening shoes are no longer up to the job, you can recycle them into planters! Now that spring has finally sprung, we’re all spending more time out in the garden. It’s a great place to be when the weather is nice, and most of us could use the exercise after...

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