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What you need to start growing

With the current - yes I am going to say it - unprecedented situation, a lot of people are taking up gardening, and that’s a GOOD thing....

How to grow food in a tiny garden

You might think you have no space to grow food but the good news is, you can create a growing space almost everywhere. And in fact,...

My top tips to grow tomatoes in the UK

Growing tomatoes is a true joy, and there is something lovely about popping small cherry tomato in your mouth straight from the plant. A...

Companion flowers- my top 10

I’ve always designed and grown gardens with the aim of creating balanced ecosystems, and using companion plants is a big part of it....

Gardening in May

Keep it warm: keep an eye on the weather and temperatures (especially overnight) as you can have cold nights which might damage your new...

Earthing up your potatoes

An easy way to increase the yield of your potato plants is to earth them up, which means covering most of the stem of the young potato...

Growing potatoes in a bag

In this video I'll tell you how to chit and plant your seed potatoes in a bag. Preferably use seed potatoes to do this, but organic...

When to transplant your seedlings?

In this short video, I'll show you when to transplant your seedlings. You can always wait longer, but ideally don't transplant your...

Making a mini salad farm

In this video I show how to build a mini salad farm with an old drink carton. You'll need scissors, an old drink carton, plan label,...

Gardening in April

Sowing leaves: You can start planting or transplanting some cool weather salad and leaves outside like mustard green, spinach, chard, and...

Gardening for wildlife

Make some space and they WILL come -nothing could be more true about wildlife: if you provide the right space with food and shelter,...

Gardening in March

March is the month where all gardeners come out of their hibernation and seed catalogue browsing to finally get back to gardening...

Gardening in February

February might seem cold and dreary, but now is the time to think about your garden. There is plenty to do this month: Think about...

Picking the right spuds for your garden

You might think all potatoes are equal, but if you are growing some spuds, you’ll soon find out it’s a little more complicated than that....