Sprouting Broccoli Growing Guide

Sprouting broccoli, Brassica oleracea var. italica, is an expensive to buy vegetable, known for its high levels of vitamins and anti-cancer agents. It is relatively easy to grow, though does have quite a…

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Broad Beans – Surprisingly Healthy Vegetable!

We all grow broad beans, or fava beans as our American cousins refer to them as. They are a popular crop across the world and many gardeners, myself included, grow them because they…

April – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

April is a fun time in the allotment or vegetable garden. Things are starting to grow, but not just the things you want … the weeds start to grow including the dreaded mares…

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Allotments and the Corona Virus

With all the worry about Covid-19, we all need to be careful. There is no reason you cannot go to your allotment during this time and plant, but you do need to take…

February – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

Feburary is usually a cold month for us, with many in more northerly climates will still have snow on the ground and frosts are still common. This is a month where you really…

How To Ripen Your Tomatoes

By August/September time, many of us gardener’s are nervously looking at our tomato plants wondering if they are going to ripen. Most tomato plants will continue to produce flowers well into September, and…

How to Grow More in The Space You Have

No matter how much space you have to grow in, sooner or later, you will realise you have run out of space and need more. Sadly, we can’t just click a button and…

Help! My Tomato Seedlings Are Leggy

When tomato seeds are sown too early, they will often become tall and spindly, or ‘leggy’ as we refer to them. This is where they reach up to the sky to try and…

January – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

January is traditionally a quiet month down at the allotment, but then that is usually down to the fact the weather is cold and wet. However, for those who are either willing to…

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December – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

December is a cold and wet month when many of us feel quite down that we can’t get outside and enjoy our allotment or garden. Despite the frost and snow there is still…

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Growing Tomatoes – Starting Off Your Seeds

Most people start their tomato plants off from seed, which isn’t particularly difficult to do. The advantage of growing from seed is that you have access to a much wider choice of varieties….

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