Growing Fruit and Veg at Home; Feeding & Watering 2022

So hopefully you’ve managed to keep your seedlings or baby plants alive in your veg garden and now you want to give them the best of care to turn them into beautiful productive plants. Here are some tips on the best way to feed and water those babies so you get a wonderful harvest laterContinue reading “Growing Fruit and Veg at Home; Feeding & Watering 2022”

Creating an Ornamental Garden; Spring Colour

If you’re in the process of starting a flower garden from scratch or need to rejuvenate an existing one you might be interested in my articles Creating a Garden the Easy Way and clever Self Seeding Garden Plants . This article is part of a series highlighting my favourite plants according to when they flower. InContinue reading “Creating an Ornamental Garden; Spring Colour”

Growing Fruit & Veg: Planting Out Seedlings & Seeds 2022

You’ll know your seedlings are ready to plant out once they’ve developed a few ‘true leaves’, i.e. recognisable leaves of the plant, and a firm stem, but it’s important to wait until the soil is warm enough too, which according to Monty Don of Gardeners’ World is when it doesn’t feel cold to the touch.Continue reading “Growing Fruit & Veg: Planting Out Seedlings & Seeds 2022”

Growing Fruit & Veg: Sowing Seeds & Raising Seedlings 2022

Did you know that for every kilogram of vegetables you grow yourself, you’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2 kilograms, compared to buying from the store? I don’t have the time to be fully self-sufficient when it comes to fruit and vegetables but I get great joy from supplementing our weekly fruit and veg shop withContinue reading “Growing Fruit & Veg: Sowing Seeds & Raising Seedlings 2022”

A Guide to Composting & Composters 2022

Composting is so easy peasy it’s a shame that more people don’t do it. It can also save you a fortune, both in waste charges and in garden compost. It’s also the only zero-waste way to get peat-free compost. It’s also the only way to get compost with no nasties in it. Did you knowContinue reading “A Guide to Composting & Composters 2022”