What is the Hungry Gap?

What is the Hungry Gap?

Guy Singh-Watson of Riverford Organics is warning about the risks of Brexit-related disruptions to our food supply, timed to coincide with the ‘Hungry Gap’. He says “to be told by people who have no idea how their food is produced that this is...
Container herbs for beginners

Container herbs for beginners

Increasingly, we’re being told that we can green up our lifestyle by growing some of our own food. Articles everywhere suggest that everyone can grow a few herbs on the windowsill, but if you’ve never gardened before then that’s not as simple as it...
Is growing veg easy?

Is growing veg easy?

Growing veg-easy?Discuss…..#shoutyhalfhour #gardenersworld— Sara Venn (@Saralimback) July 28, 2017 Is growing veg easy? There’s a big trend in the gardening media at the moment promoting growing your own vegetables as easy, or simple. The prevailing wisdom...
What is a seed potato?

What is a seed potato?

A seed potato is a potato that has been grown to be replanted to produce a potato crop. It’s the usual way that potatoes are made available to farmers and growers – although it is possible to produce potato seeds (also known as True Potato Seed, TPS), it is...
Soil type and how to improve your soil

Soil type and how to improve your soil

It’s raining heavily today, so there’s no point even trying to go outside into the garden, but if there’s a plus point to such dreadful weather then it does – at least temporarily – make people aware of what’s under their feet. Soil...