Grow potatoes for christmas

Yes, that’s right. You can plant seed potatoes July, August time, and you will find that you have new potatoes ready for Christmas.  I...

Flea Beetles

The hot dry weather seems to have brought out the worst types of pests. From Gooseberry saw fly, Rose Saw Fly, Slugs at the...

Why you should leave pea and bean roots in the soil after harvesting.

My broad beans decided for me when to be harvested this year. Or rather, the chocolate spot on the broad beans did. The disease...

Harvest Black Currants

What a bumper crop this year. Off the two bushes we have, we got 5.5 Kilo’s of black currants. It’s a hell of a...

Freezing Black currants

The most effective way to preserve your black currants is to simply freeze them. As long as you don’t need to keep the shape...

Beating the pests during late summer sowings

I sowed some carrots and fennel the other week direct in to the soil, and the carrots to the most part seemed to be...

Freeze broad beans

Because of the sudden harvest, and glut of broad beans, I have had to preserve as many as I can. They freeze very well,...

Broad bean chocolate spot

It seems that every insect, every fungus, and every other type of life wants a piece of my veg this year. Everywhere I look...

When to harvest potatoes

People often get worried when growing potatoes, that their crop is not well near the end of there normal cycle. After an early summer...

Badger damage

I was heartbroken when I discovered that Badgers had got in to our garden and decimated the sweetcorn. They ended up pulling up over...