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...
What Can I Grow in April?

What Can I Grow in April?

Ah, April, a month that gives us leaves on the trees, blossom in the hedgerow, and a headache with its changeable weather. We gardeners would love April to be a season of sunshine and soft showers. But, instead, we need to plan for sleet and hail, or even snow. As the...