Blackcurrant cordial

A summer time treat, and so easy to make. This refreshing drink is a wonderful way of using up the blackcurrants from the garden. Makes...

Rust on garlic

I’m hoping that my garlic will grow despite it being infected by a very bad bout of Rust. The disease isn’t necessarily impending doom for...

Harvest Courgette

Courgette seem to be one of the most popular summer vegetable. I guess the simple reason is they are so easy to grow, and...

Mist tomatoes

Misting your tomatoes helps in a few ways: Firstly, it makes the pollen on the little yellow flowers sticky, giving an advantage to pollination...

Looking after your plants in the greenhouse

It’s a hot sunny day, and your plants are in need of good care. If you forget to water them, they could become stressed...

Potato blight

The dreaded blight has struck my first earlies. I have quite a few potatoes, but some are infected with this horrible disease. There really...

Harvest Radishes

If you are clever (not like me), you can harvest radishes nearly all year round. Quick to grow, and very hardy, just succession sow for...

Harvest Beetroot

What a great success. I sowed these about 3 months ago. The beetroots have come out plump, dark and tasty. A little bitter if...

Cordon tomato plants

Cordoning a tomato plant isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Basically, what you are trying to achieve when cordoning a plant, is one single...

Leaf Scorch

Unfortunately this picture is not showing what leaf scorch looks like very well. I’m amazed that my sweet pepper plants even get this. I...