The busyness of spring has passed and summer garden crops are now established and growing. Now is gentle maintenance time, tying up tomatoes, tidying beans and cucumbers and using up salad crops. The weather has been very changeable with cool wet days and now some extra warm days. Keeping an eye on the weather forecast …Read More about Summer lull
Posts relating to potatoes
By Mark Willis. Images in article © Mark Willis. Most types of potato fall into one of three main categories related to their harvesting times. No prizes for guessing that a “First Early” type is normally harvested before a “Second Early” type! The term “Maincrop” also gives us a clue that this type is the …Read More about Growing potatoes in containers (part 2)
By Mark Willis. Images in article © Mark Willis. Most people think that growing potatoes needs a lot of space. It doesn’t. You can grow potatoes on a patio or balcony or in the smallest of gardens, if you use suitable containers. Potatoes are easy to grow, and deliver good value for space. Furthermore, there …Read More about Growing potatoes in containers (part 1)
Anne’s garden I (Anne) have learned to love my little Edinburgh garden over the recent years of my retirement. Half of it is given over to vegetables, grown in slightly raised beds – I dug out the existing turf to make that possible. The other half is shrubs and flowers, most if which I inherited …Read More about Anne’s garden Scottish garden visit 2
There are a number of ways to grow potatoes in a small garden. In this garden they are grown in patches among other plants around the garden. Potatoes are good for the soil and for eating.