Peas fresh from the Pod

Does anything say Summertime more than picking full, fresh peas straight from the pod? If you haven't yet sow any peas, it isn't too late to direct sow them straight into the ground for a harvest this year.

No Better Time to Grow Your Own

In these very troubling times and before we get to stage of lockdown, try to get to your local garden centre this week and pick up some seed potatoes, onion sets, a packet of peas or beans and a couple of packets of easy grow seeds like lettuce and spinach.

More than Pumpkin Pie!

You may think of a bright, orange Pumpkin as little more than the traditional decoration for Halloween but think again: it is also an incredibly nutritious food and as the flesh from inside the pumpkin as well as the seeds, leaves and flowers can all be eaten, it makes it a vegetable which will more than cover the return you put in for growing it.

What is Green Manure?

If you are new to growing your own crops, then you may have heard people talk about green manure without having a clue about what it is or what it does? Green Manure may not sound very pleasant but it is a wonderous medium for the health of your soil and subsequent crops.

A Welcome Party for Wasps

Many people find wasps a nuisance but they are really beneficial in the garden as they feed on caterpillars, grubs, weevils, ants, aphids and other insects and can effectively reduce pest populations.

Plate to Plate Herbs: Mint

Mint is great to grow in the garden, despite the horror stories. It stays green all Summer, looks and smells great and can be used in mint sauses, mint tea and Summer cocktails like Pimms and mojitios.

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