Category Archives: Seasonal Articles

Collecting and Using Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves are a valuable resource for the vegetable gardener as they when rotted they make an excellent mulch, soil improver or compost mix. Making leaf mould is easy and needs only 3 ingredients – leaves, moisture and time so … Continue reading

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How do I deal with potato blight?

I think I mentioned last week that haven’t been spending as much time as I should have in the vegetable garden due to the uninspiring weather we have been having lately. I had noticed on one of my brief inspection … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Garden in August – What to grow in Late Summer

I must admit I’m finding it a little difficult to write my usual [overly] enthusiastic post today as my garden isn’t quite the paradise it normally is at this time of year. I don’t know where you are but here … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Garden in July – Planting New Potatoes

If you have some spare space in your vegetable garden in July you could put in some ‘Second Cropping’ potatoes for a late Autumn/Winter harvest. Winter seed potatoes are essentially selected early varieties that have been kept at low temperatures … Continue reading

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Mid June in the Vegetable Garden – What to sow

Since I’ve been slow in the vegetable garden this year (which has recently turned from a wet and miserable prospect into a sun kissed paradise) I am very interested in what I can sow or plant right now. The truth … Continue reading

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The Quickcrop Vegetable Garden in Early June 2015

It really is incredible how things burst into life when we get a bit of warmth and sunshine, my little plot is suddenly a very different different place. It was such a nice day yesterday that we took the camera … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Garden in November

November is the month when growth in the vegetable garden finally grinds to a halt. Temperatures fall and daylight levels decrease, the season is over and other than harvesting any remaining crops there is very little plant tending to be … Continue reading

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Oriental Vegetables for Autumn Sowing

When we move towards the end of July and into early August it can be easy to think the season for sowing new crops is over. To be fair that’s true for most things with the garden now in the … Continue reading

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Harvesting Homegrown Vegetables

Harvesting homegrown vegetables can be just as important as growing them as some crops can quickly go past their best and loose precious flavour and texture. Harvesting at just the right time is important to get the best taste from … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Garden in Early Spring

Well, it’s been a while. I always have great intentions to write more articles every month but time seems to slip by so easily with the day to day business at Quickcrop. Yes, I am the same person who sends … Continue reading

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