It might be snowing outdoors, but inside the greenhouse or on the windowsill there should be a frenzy of activity this month as seed sowing reaches its peak and the first potatoes are (eventually!) planted outdoors
With the wintery weather showing no signs of letting up anytime soon, I show you four nifty ways to warm up your soil so you can get growing in your …
Get closer to the Big Garden Birdwatch action on January 27-29 by rigging up your own special bird hide
Hard frosts and hard work are the main ingredients in the kitchen garden this month but
there’s still plenty of jobs to sweep away the January blues.
It’s said we spend some £30 million on Brussels sprouts each Christmas, so now’s the time for kitchen gardeners to sit back and smugly celebrate the deliciously (money saving) rewards of a year’s hard work
Who says you need a field to grow an orchard? Dwarf fruit trees grow brilliantly in pots, giving you a mini orchard in your own backyard… Apples, pears and …
While we might be bunkering down to protect our plots from the first frosts – November can also be one of the most productive months in the vegetable grower’s calendar with plenty to pick and pickle
I mark #NationalSandwichDay by sharing some nifty ways to use up sandwich crusts, which are guaranteed to make your hair curly…
The gate to my allotment plot is just a short walk from the doctor’s surgery. Five years ago, after weekly counselling sessions for post-natal depression, I would unlock that gate and set aside an hour to hoe. Looking back, it was here that the real therapy began.
Green manures are fast growing crops that can be sown as a late season soil conditioners – and are especially good for filling bare patches at the allotment