Tag Archives: vegetables

Growers’ Yearbook – June

Broad beans ripening

June is a lovely month to be out in the garden, the flowers are in bloom and you can start reaping some rewards from all your hard work. It can be dry so giving your plants lots of water is a good idea. During June there is so much to do ...


Growers’ Yearbook – May

Peach blossom

May is a busy and beautiful month in the garden or at the allotment, the bees are out collecting sweet nectar, the peas and beans are getting bigger, the birds are tweeting and the sun’s shining. It’s a real pleasure to be out ...


Growers’ Yearbook – April

Spring fruit tree blossom

The weather is hotting up and the vegetable garden is now a busy place, getting plants into the ground and trying to keep the weeds at bay. This is the time when plants go mad if you don’t keep them in check now your vegetables will ...


Grower’s Yearbook – March

Tomato seedlings

The daffodils are in bloom, everything is becoming green once again and our goats have given birth to their kids, so that must mean spring is here! March is a busy month, there are loads of things to be doing in the garden. The seed beds ...


Grower’s yearbook – February

Fresh garlic growing

Now spring is just around the corner, I’m itching to get out in the garden and get muddy! This month there are plenty of bits and bobs to be getting busy with. As always only plant what you like to eat, there’s no point in ...


Growers’ Yearbook – January

Freshly picked cabbage

January is a cold month but when the ground starts to thaw out there is plenty to be getting on with in the garden. It’s a time to get excited about the year to come, it’s a time to plan what you’re going to plant this ...


Supermarkets choose appearance and flavour over nutritional value

Supermarket produce

As much as half of all food produced around the globe is believed to be wasted and if this shocking fact isn’t enough by itself, one of the main reasons behind this is it failing to meet the required appearance standards set out by ...


Are you over watering? Five ways to save water and make your vegetables more resilient

Watering transplanted seedlings

As the temperatures rise and the sun starts to grace us with its presence the temptation is to get out in the garden of an evening and drench everything in sight but are you doing more harm than good? Vic Hobson offers some advice that ...