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 August!

It’s August! Kids driving you mad?! Get them out in the garden! Here are some things to be doing this month:- β€’ Plant overwintering brassica plants including kale, broccoli and cauliflower; β€’ Plant your seed potatoes for harvesting for your Christmas dinner; β€’ Thin root crops such as beetroot, carrot and turnips; β€’ Stop cordon […]

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 are large enough including courgettes, […]

It’s March

It’s March and here are some things you can be doing with the kids in the garden this month:-– Prepare the ground for crops by digging in compost and well rotted manure. Add fertiliser where you will be growing chard and potatoes;– soil temperatures need to be at 7 degrees celsius for germination. Check your […]

It’s February!

It’s February! Here are the jobs you can be doing in the garden this month with the kids:- – Prepare vegetable seed beds, if weather is suitable (!); – Cut down autumn fruit raspberry canes to ground level; – Apply a general purpose fertiliser to tree, bush and cane fruit and mulch with well-rotted manure or garden […]