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Marigolds great for companion planting - learn how to do companion planting

5 Top Tips For Garden Companion Planting

Companion planting is where two or more crops are grown together for the benefit of one, or all. It is a must for organic gardeners or anyone who wants to...
Sarah Talbot
How to grow Broad Beans of fava beans in the Garden

How to grow Broad Beans of fava beans in the Garden

Broad beans, or Fava beans as they are called in the USA, are a very popular bean.  Around 10,000 tonnes are grown commercially in the UK every year. They are...
Nicola Wallis
How to Grow Blueberries in Pots in the UK

How to Grow Blueberries in Pots in the UK

Imagine having fresh blueberries in your garden.  This handy guide to growing  blueberries in containers will help you start your blueberry growing journey.  So whether you want to pick up...
Sarah Talbot
Haxnicks gardening advice how to grow spring cabbages the best way

The best way to Grow Spring Cabbages at home

What is Spring Cabbage? Spring Cabbage is a is delicious and tender variety of cabbage that you plant in summer and eat the following Spring. They are smaller and sweeter...
Sarah Talbot
Product Bite: Sunbubble - the innovative pop up greenhouse

Product Bite: Sunbubble - the innovative pop up greenhouse

Sunbubble is a stylish, original dome shaped plant house, which can be used as a ‘seasonal’ greenhouse, conservatory or as frost protection for your plants.
Nicola Wallis
January Planting: Fruit and vegetables to plant in January

January Planting: Fruit and vegetables to plant in January

January is a quiet month in the garden as most things are dormant, yet lots of seeds can be sown now undercover on a windowsill, greenhouse, and heated propagator. Vegetables...
Nicola Wallis
Haxnicks gardening advice How to grow sweet peppers and capsicum the best way

Grow at Home - Sweet/Bell Peppers/Capsicum

What are they? The Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum) is also known as the Sweet Pepper or Capsicum and is originally native to the Americas. As its name suggests, it is...
Sarah Talbot
Haxnicks gardening advice how to grow onions form seed the best way

Grow at Home: how to grow Onions from seed

Many people grow onions from sets - mini, immature onion bulbs - to get a head start. The advantage of growing onions from seeds, instead of from sets, is that...
Sarah Talbot
Vase of sweet peas how to grow sweet peas the best way

How to Plant Sweet Peas in Winter

Sweet peas are gorgeous fragrant climbing plants that are great as cut flowers and a treat for the pollinators on your plot.  They grow well in the garden or in...
Sarah Talbot
How to grow mushrooms, grow your own mushroom kit instructions

How to Grow Mushrooms at home

Mushrooms are a fun thing to grow - discover everything you need to grow your own mushrooms from what mushroom spawn is to whether mushrooms need to be grown in...
Sarah Talbot
haxnicks- is my pumpkin ripe- pumpkin gardening guide advice- pile of pumpkins

How to Harvest and Store Pumpkins

What colour is a ripe pumpkin? The answer is usually orange but they can come in shades or grey, blue or white and some are even stripey. But generally colour is a...
Sarah Talbot
October Planting: Fruit and vegetables to grow in October

October Planting: Fruit and vegetables to grow in October

There’s still plenty to sow and plant out this month even though nights are getting longer, and temperatures are getting lower.
Nicola Wallis