What Can I grow in August?

What Can I grow in August?

Although August is the height of the summer, and it’s worthwhile taking time to stop and smell the roses, the vegetable gardener also has to be aware that autumn is just around the corner. That doesn’t have to be a depressing thought! It just means you need to harvest...
What can I grow in July?

What can I grow in July?

If we’ve played our cards right, then July is one of the best months in the kitchen garden, when our main jobs are keeping up with the harvesting of numerous crops, and watering – which can be a pleasant task if it’s not too hot, and allows us to spend some...
What can I grow in June?

What can I grow in June?

By June the vegetable garden is flourishing, with fresh crops of salads, leafy vegetables and baby roots arriving daily. There’s still time to sow some crops, to plug gaps, and if it’s too late to sow… well, you can normally find plants to buy (or swap with...
What can I grow in May?

What can I grow in May?

May is a lovely month in the garden, although it’s a busy time for the gardener! It’s a good sowing month, plants will be growing strongly in the higher temperatures and light levels, and there will be some harvests on offer. You’ll also be able to watch the birds,...
How to Protect Your Plants

How to Protect Your Plants

“April showers bring May flowers.” English proverb The traditional way of telling whether soil is warm enough to start planting outdoors is (allegedly) to see whether you can stand to sit on it with a bare bottom. In this day and age, with smaller gardens and nosier...

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