With the high temperatures continuing and no rain in sight, it is better to be patient and move small tomato plants out into garden beds slowly. Planting in pots or containers is different, they can go outside now but do require extra attention for watering. Young plants are better started in shaded spots or provided …Read More about First tomato planting
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After the reasonably successful experiment of planting onions and garlic in the raised bed it is time to continue the experiment and plant winter leeks. The raised bed is filled with maturing tomatoes and cucumbers so the leeks will now be planted along the vacant front section where the onions were grown. Leeks are incredibly …Read More about Planting winter leeks
According to tradition planting out should only begin when the bluebells have passed. In recent years spring weather has become quite unreliable with late cold spells and heavy rains. This has reduced the window of opportunity for getting many plants started and hardened off before the summer heat starts. The sharp changes in weather of …Read More about Turn in the weather
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?
Two or three cucumber plants in a garden will provide a steady supply of fresh cucumbers over the summer months. The smaller varieties of cucumber (Muncher and La Diva 1, for example) produce better than the larger varieties. Both sizes however do grow well in city gardens with restricted exposure to sunshine. The plants are …Read More about Cucumber progress
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