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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 →
2018 Potato Days Listings

2018 Potato Days Listings

We’ve pulled together just some of the events taking place up and down the country. It’s worth contacting your own local garden society or allotment group too, as often ‘pop-up’ events are held which can be informal but very rewarding and fruitful. Please note that a number of the listings fall short on some information so […]

By January 17, 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 →
How to Graft Tomatoes (and other veg)

How to Graft Tomatoes (and other veg)

Grafting brings the strong points of different varieties to a single plant – disease resistance of hybrid rootstocks and the flavour of heirloom varieties, for example. Mark Abbott-Compton investigates A BRIEF HISTORY OF GRAFTING Grafting has been common practice for centuries, but the grafting of vegetables only really took off in the 1920s. The first […]

By August 24, 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 […]

Your Guide to Green Manures

Your Guide to Green Manures

Elizabeth McCorquodale sings the praises of green manures – multi-purpose crops that both feed the soil and act as a plot caretaker till your next crop is safely installed See also: Liquid Compost on Tap Composting with Worms Making a Worm Composter   Green manures are a hard-working, mixed bag of plant species that have […]

By February 4, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Wolverhampton Tops Grow Your Own Poll

Wolverhampton Tops Grow Your Own Poll

Wolverhampton residents are saving more than twice the national average by digging for their dinner plate, according to new research released today by the UK’s ultimate grow your own event – The Edible Garden Show. The study by the show, which takes place 11-13 March at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh, alongside Good […]

By January 21, 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 →

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