It’s December!

It’s December! And here are some gardening jobs you can be doing this month:- – Finish preparing the ground for early spring sowings next year; – Harvest winter crops – leeks, chard, salad leaves and winter radish; – Plan the layout of your plot for next year including crop rotation; – Order seeds, seed potatoes, […]

It’s November!

It’s November and here are some things you can be doing with the kids in the garden:- – Prepare the ground for carrots, leeks, onions and potatoes for next spring; – Protect chard, overwintering peas and radish using cloches or fleece until March; – Plant onion setts and garlic now for a late spring/early summer […]

It’s October!

It’s October and here are some jobs you can be doing with the kids during the October holidays:- – Prepare the ground for potatoes and carrots for next spring. Add lots of compost, well rotted manure or other organic matter; – Plant onions setts and leeks for harvest next year; – Plant winter brassicas such […]

It’s September!

It’s September! Here are some jobs to be doing in the garden this month:– 1. Sow fast growing lettuce and summer radish for crops this autumn. Make sure you water it in dry spells. 2. Plant onion sets. These are normally Japanese varieties and will be ready to earlier than spring-planted ones. 3. Harvest crops […]

It’s August!

It’s August! Kids driving you mad?! Get them out in the garden! Here are some things to be doing this month:- • Plant overwintering brassica plants including kale, broccoli and cauliflower; • Thin root crops such as beetroot, carrot and turnips; • Stop cordon tomato plants from getting taller by taking out the growing tip; […]