Time to plant tomatoes outside. It has not been the best of springs for hardening off tomatoes (moving them from indoors to outdoors). Extreme heat during days and cold nights up until early May has meant the plants started from seed were indoors longer than usual. The extreme heat is challenging for young plants. Tomato …Read More about Tomato planting time
Posts relating to Spring
Bluebells are considered indicators of ancient woodland. The blooms appear in early spring to take advantage of the sunlight before the forest canopy covers over for the summer. They suit damp wet ground and once established return each year. You know it is spring when the bluebells start to bloom. Many traditional gardeners hold that …Read More about Bluebells 2017 gallery
Do not be deceived by bright sunny afternoons at this time of year. Spring weather is highly unpredictable with night-time temperatures dropping drastically and ground soil far too cold for planting. It is important to take the long view starting with the 14 day weather forecast, particularly for temperatures. Summer does not officially start until …Read More about Spring 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?
Growing tomato plants outdoors in Belgium can be quite tricky. The weather conditions can be quite unreliable. Starting the plants indoors from seed from mid-March should ensure quite strong plants for planting out in May or June. Otherwise you can look to buy ready started plants from April onwards. Starting tomato seeds indoors requires maintaining …Read More about Starting summer tomatoes
There is nothing nicer than to have the first bean flowers appear and the garden to suddenly become alive with foraging bees. Spring time is when bees emerge from hibernation and set about feeding themselves up and preparing to nest. It is the most crucial time in the bees life cycle. A vegetable garden provides …Read More about Bees in spring