Recent warm days (20 degrees) could encourage gardeners to start planting outdoors, hoping for an early spring. With forecasts for the next two weeks including frost and 0 degrees, this would be a mistake. The last couple of years have seen very disturbed springs with plunging temperatures. It is safer to hold off planting out …Read More about April: Still waiting for spring
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In terms of productivity, there is nothing better than courgettes and cucumbers for the small city garden. Courgettes will grow well in large containers or in one square metre of soil bed and produce 2 or 3 courgettes per week over a long growing period. Cucumbers will grow in smaller pots (6 litres) or in …Read More about Courgettes and Cucumbers
The first part of each year is the lean time in the garden unless you have over wintering crops. Broad bean, onions and garlic make up the bulk of this garden’s winter crops, along with salads, chard and spinach in containers. Over winter crop are the lazy gardeners favourite as they requires a lot less …Read More about Winter harvest
Courgettes can be one of the most satisfying vegetables to grow in a city garden or on a balcony. Once established a plant can produce up to 3 courgettes each week. Traditionally grown in soil beds, in small city gardens they work best in larger containers away from slugs and pests. Courgette seeds are large …Read More about Starting courgettes
Courgettes are one of the most productive garden vegetables that can be grown in a city garden. Two plants in a large container will produce one or two courgettes per week. Courgettes can be grown in soil beds but as they are the absolute favourite of slugs and snails, containers can work better. Courgette seeds …Read More about Planting courgettes
With the recent sunny days it is hard to tell if spring is over and summer is here. For plants started in the house the sudden hot days can be confusing. Really gardeners prefer a more gradual transition from winter to summer so young plants can adjust to the changes. Weather changes in recent years …Read More about Spring or summer?