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How to Propagate Herbs

How to Propagate Herbs

HF contributor Jayne Neville looks at the best way to propagate herbs as a cheap way of getting new plants. Many of the perennial or more woody herb varieties such as rosemary and sage are perfect candidates for propagating – and they need regular pruning to keep them from getting too woody so double up […]

By January 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Are rising food prices forcing more people to consider growing their own food?

Are rising food prices forcing more people to consider growing their own food?

Rising Food Prices – Infographic

By September 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Growing Potatoes for a Winter Harvest

Growing Potatoes for a Winter Harvest

Here’s a great gardening tip from HF contributor Dave Hamilton which could have you both harvesting and cooking the Christmas potatoes from the garden on the same day. Growing Potatoes: Tips for a Winter Harvest Potatoes don’t need to be sown just early in the season for a summer crop – growing potatoes for a […]

Growing Chillies in Pots

Growing Chillies in Pots

Mark Abbott-Compton from www.learn-how-to-garden.com shares with tips on growing chillies and peppers and why making sure you pot up in the right sized container.

Garden Pest Control

Garden Pest Control

Dave Hamilton declares war on pests and considers cheap garden pest control for the home farmer’s garden. Slugs, caterpillars, aphids, pigeons and mice can all but devastate tender young crops in a relatively short amount of time. It can prove both costly and time-consuming to replant, resow or simply keep the pests at bay for […]

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening

Very clear and specific video detailing benefits of using the Square Foot system.

By April 25, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Commission to withdraw the heritage seed ban proposal

Commission to withdraw the heritage seed ban proposal

In the July 2013 issue of Home Farmer, under the heading A New Class of Criminal, we wrote about plans to outlaw any vegetable seeds which had not been tested by a body called the EU Plant Variety Agency; growing, reproducing and trading them could have become a crime. As registering seeds costs money – […]

Raised Garden Beds

Raised Garden Beds

Having just a small garden, and one that our chickens roam and forage in at that, raised garden beds are an ideal solution, enabling us to close off our precious crop from our voracious raptors. Many folk think of raised garden beds just in terms of just rectangles, but I urge you, for your raised […]

By January 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Terry Walton’s Guide to Growing Potatoes in Containers

Terry Walton’s Guide to Growing Potatoes in Containers

The Radio 2 Allotment Guru Terry Walton lays out his comprehensive guide to all aspects of selecting and growing the right variety of potato for you, including his own personal favourites and his guide to growing potatoes in containers. Who would have believed that a knobbly tuber found buried in the earth would become so […]

By January 9, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Small-space Gardens

Small-space Gardens

It is a fact that people with limited space are often more productive than their landed counterparts. Elizabeth McCorquodale examines some of the options available to ‘TARDIS’ gardeners Sometimes there is just not enough space to grow everything we want to grow, whether our plots run to metres or acres. Patios (along with windowsills and […]

By November 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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