Category Archives: Seasonal Articles

February in the Vegetable Garden

I quite like February, it’s a bit of a renegade. Not only does it have a different number of days than any other month but it also reserves the right to change that date on a leap year. It is … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden in January

Sowing and planting too early in the year We can all get a little over excited when the new year comes around especially if, like now, we’ve had relatively warm Winter so far. We can all be guilty of a … Continue reading

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How to grow bare root soft fruit part 2: How to grow Currants

Currants are an excellent fruit for the home gardener as they a relatively trouble free and produce large crops of highly nutritious fruit. Currants are divided into black, red and white types with many varieties to choose from. In general … Continue reading

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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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