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Growing Rhubarb

Growing Rhubarb

Gaby Bartai provides growing and storage advice together with creative serving suggestions and recipes for your rhubarb crop Rhubarb is something of a touchstone in the gardening year. After long weeks spent coaxing early spring crops into producing discernable growth, rhubarb bounces back into rampant production, the harvest is finally underway, and your faith in […]

By February 13, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
What is Intercropping

What is Intercropping

      Mark Abbott-Compton from Learn How to Garden takes advantage of intercropping to maximise plot space – a great technique for getting better harvests from smaller plots with minimum effort. Intercropping ‒ or catch cropping ‒ is quite simply one of the best ways to maximise the amount of crops you can get […]

By January 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Quick Growing Veg

Quick Growing Veg

Elizabeth McCorquodale sorts out some of the fastest-growing vegetable varieties for your plot and your plate, with our brief for a maximum three-month waiting time Although we might not necessarily all think of gardening as a year-round affair, we do generally regard it as a pastime that fills all of the warmer months. But what […]

By October 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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 →

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