We planted our ‘First Earlies’ in March and the four seed potatoes are doing well and growing rapidly. As you know, the weather has been a bit hit and miss, but with the start of May delivering a glorious bank holiday, reported to be the hottest on record according to the BBC, plant growth has […]
It’s time to get the potato planter out and the potatoes into place. Remember to ‘chit’ them before planting in our Potato Growpots. This month, we wanted to show you the first stage of getting your Potato Planter ready and the seed potatoes planted ready for an early crop.
Moving Small Plants to Grow Pots Watch out for Frost You cannot leave seedlings or young plants outside overnight until all danger of frost is past, which in most areas of the UK is estimated to be around mid to late May. Later In The Season If you missed the opportunity to grow from seeds, pop down to your […]
It might be quicker and easier to buy a plant from the local Garden Centre, but is it as rewarding? We think not, so this guide aims to inspire you to venture into the world of growing from seed. The Basics Maybe last year you bought a plant from the local garden centre and enjoyed […]
The humble tomato originated from Central and South America and didn’t arrive in Europe until the 16th century, although was considered by some to be unfit for consumption. It wasn’t widely eaten in the UK until the 18th century. The tomato is something many of us use on a daily or weekly basis, and some of […]