Plant personalities #2: Radishes

Radishes are a lovely beginner-friendly things to plant. They grow quickly, are pretty low-maintenance, feel equally at home in containers as in a vegetable patch, and come in lots of interesting varieties, including purple ones. Radishes should be planted in early April, so any day now really – and you can continue growing them at three-week intervals […]

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Adventures with microgreens #1: Using up old seeds

If you meant to start gardening last year and bought some herb or vegetable seeds then never got around to planting them; bought seeds only to discover they’re nearing their sell-by-date; or have a glut of seeds of uncertain age for some other reason, don’t think you have to throw them away. I’ve successfully grown seeds […]

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Making the most of your home grown produce

And so the time of year is upon us where the rewards for all the garden labour start to pay off. Strawberries, tomatoes, baby spring onions, peas, chanterney carrots, nasturtiums and blackcurrants are just  a few of the lovely things that are coming into season, albeit not in abundance quite yet. You may think it’s too early […]

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