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THE CULTIVATION OF HERBS If you want to make as much as possible from your garden you must on no account neglect growing a few herbs. Herbs are very easy to grow, and when growing and cooking vegetables you are sure to need them. Herbs also make excellent companion plants...
growing pumpkins
Our Reliable Guide to Growing Pumpkins Pumpkins come in hundreds of varieties differing in size, colour, taste, and texture, from ballooning giants to teeny-tiny gourds. From the purely decorative, to pumpkins fit for a king's feast, there's a variety out there just for you. Pumpkin Varieties Ensure...
first time chicken keeping
Apparently chickens are the new toilet paper! With eggs scarcely available, everyone now wants to keep a few chooks. Some years ago I was able to supply a few friends with eggs and in doing so found that chicken keeping on a small scale undoubtedly gives a lot of joy. BUT when you...
how to take rose cuttings
Save yourself a fortune in expensive rose plants by learning how to take rose cuttings successfully and easily. Rose cutting are an excellent way of increasing the number of rose plants in your garden, for selling or to give away to friends. Share the beauty and the love - learn how to take a cutting from your...
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It's a big pile of poo... How to Get Manuring and Watering Vegetables Right Garden manuring in the kitchen garden is absolutly essential. Do not even attempt to grow vegetables without first manuring the soil. Flowers may bloom well on poor soil, but vegetables are different. If farmyard manure is obtainable, it well repays...
raised beb no dig
Good soil know-how and preparation makes or breaks a garden, here's how to make sure your soil passes the fertility test The starting point in getting your head around fertilisers is that there are three main chemical plant foods and each has a specific and distinct influence on all plant life. It improves the...
how to grow cauliflowers
All hail the cauliflower, the aristocrat of garden vegetables. It is not easy to grow unless your garden is in a location with cool, damp nights, where cauliflower should not be planted so that it will mature during hot weather. Plants set in the early spring or midsummer should produce good heads under average growing conditions. Are...
how to grow cress
Grow cress for the easiest indoor salad harvest Cress, sometimes referred to as garden cress but also broadleaf cress, peppergrass, pepper cress, mustard cress. This little fast-growing, edible herb is genetically related to watercress and mustard, sharing their peppery, tangy flavour and aroma. It's also guaranteed to spice up your egg sandwich!
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Planting Out Seedlings: When you plant out your seedlings, if you give them a good start in life they'll appreciate it and reward you profusely. When planting out seedlings properly two things are important — to firm thoroughly the soil around the roots, and to soak each plant into the ground.
how to grow rhubarb
How to Grow Rhubarb Rhubarb is a slightly odd vegetable that most people treat as a fruit. Technically it's a vegetable, rhubarb is low in calories and high in nutrients like vitamin K and potassium; which most of us don’t get enough of. Rhubarb is great in desserts from tarts, crumbles, puddings, jam and...

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