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; […]

It’s June!

It’s June! Here are some jobs you can be doing in the garden with the kids this month:- – Sow early carrots to crop in early autumn; – Sow winter salad leaves; – Thin out seedlings sown outdoors; – Plant chitted new potatoes in large tubs; – Plant out plants from earlier sowings once they […]