Courgettes are reasonably easy to start from seed. They can be sown directly into the soil or large containers outside but the slugs will eat the young plants. It is better to raise small courgette plants first in the house and then in pots on window sills or slug-free places in the garden until they …Read More about Starting courgettes from seed
Gardeners love potting up (moving plants from smaller pots to larger ones). It gives them a sense of achievement. It is also important in confusing spring weather. When the forecast promises a series of dry warm days the rush is on to pot up smaller plants so they can fully use the good growing conditions. …Read More about Potting up
This was a quick visit to Graham Bell’s forest garden in Coldstream, Scotland. The visit with Frank was to see the garden in winter. Graham has been building the garden for over 20 years and has created one of the finest examples of a permaculture forest garden in a cool climate.
Beans are one of the easiest plants to grow, they are practically indestructible. This method involves a plastic box filled with compost, 4 to 6 seeds, misted with water, then sealed under clear plastic held in place with an elastic band. After a week the beans appear. In the first instance, the plastic cover is …Read More about Repotting beans gallery