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Setting up and Looking After Raised Beds

Setting up and Looking After Raised Beds

Mark Abbott-Compton guides us through setting up and preparing the ideal growing environment for your veg. One of the commonest things I am asked is, “How do I increase the amount of vegetables harvested from the garden?” Well, over the years, gardens have become smaller and smaller, and many people no longer want to devote […]

Garden Myths – Part one – Do Pots need Crocks?

Garden Myths – Part one – Do Pots need Crocks?

As gardeners, we probably all hoard broken pots for later use as drainage when potting new plants, but is it fact or fable as regards doing the job? Elizabeth McCorquodale investigates: When I set out to undertake this trial, I wondered if many people still put crocks in their pots, so I conducted a quick […]

By February 8, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Saving Farm Terrace Allotments

Saving Farm Terrace Allotments

The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) believes supporting the Farm Terrace Allotments Campaign Group now could mean not having to fight to save your own site in the future. Although all the policy criteria for allotment disposal were not met with regard to Farm Terrace Allotments, the council claimed, and the Secretary […]

By September 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make a Wicking Bed

How to Make a Wicking Bed

Dave Hamilton, author of Grow Your Own Food For Free, shows how to make a Wicking container, the ideal, permaculture solution to irrigate your container plants, for next to nothing. Container gardening is a very thirsty way of growing, and lack of water is especially a problem for those growing most of their produce in […]

How to Build a Cane Wigwam

How to Build a Cane Wigwam

HF contributor Mark Abbott-Compton creates a sturdy wigwam to support peas, beans and squash. See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-grow-beans/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/grow-vegetables-small-space/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-make-your-own-hotbed/   One of the best ways to increase the amount of growing space we have in the garden is to use wigwams or frames to create a vertical growing space. These wigwams can be used for […]

How to Make a Pallet Garden

How to Make a Pallet Garden

Here’s a crafty idea for raised garden beds without the fuss from James Trundy Verrill which we feel compelled to share. Both practical and versatile this pallet garden allows you to move the pallets around at the end of each season. See Also: Raised Garden Beds It would be useless, of course, for carrots and […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Liquid Compost On-Tap – How to Guide

Liquid Compost On-Tap – How to Guide

John Butterworth was so impressed by the properties and hardiness of comfrey that he built an outdoor and an indoor composter to process it. Here’s how he did it Driven by the very healthy-looking patch of comfrey growing right outside the polytunnel – still green, lush and flowering in October – I thought I’d build […]

By January 15, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Home Farmer Show Schedule

Home Farmer Show Schedule

This is your chance to meet and grill both the Editor and Content Manager (Paul and Ruth) face to face, or just to catch up, sign up for a subscription, buy the current issue, or get a HF goodie bag at the following events in 2016. It has been known for visitors to bring us […]

By January 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Does Volcanic Rock Dust Work?

Does Volcanic Rock Dust Work?

Numerous claims have been made about using volcanic rock dust to regenerate your soil; it is beneficial as top dressing, improving your compost as well as a good activator and accelerator and  it’s a tonic for wormeries. Members of the Inverleith Allotments were asked to share their experiences using REMIN (Scotland) volcanic rock dust to […]

By December 16, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Planning a Vegetable Plot

Planning a Vegetable Plot

Planning a vegetable plot may not get you an immediate return, but it will enable you to work with nature and enjoy many years of productive gardening. Dave Hamilton explains See also: How Much Land do you Need for Sustainable Living? Creating a Wildlife Garden The Self-sufficient Garden Small Space Gardens   Somehow a plot […]

By November 5, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

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