The correct plant protection can help you continue growing all winter long, or simply extend your growing season so that you can start growing earlier in the year. Find out all you need to know about garden fleece, what garden fleece is and how to use it here.
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 pretty good indicator - if it is orange all the way round then it is pretty likely to be ripe. However, it you've grown something a bit different then it is important to hold on to the seed packet so you know what colour to expect. Whatever colour it is there are other ways to check if your pumpkin is ripe though. Check out the blog to find out more.
Lunar gardening, or moon gardening, is an ancient way of growing a vegetable garden that is aligned with the cosmos. People who folow this gardneign mathod believe that the gravitational pull iof the moon on the water within plants and in the soil nfluences the correct time to plant, harvest and care for your vegetable plants. Learn more about lunar gardening here.
There’s still plenty to sow and plant out this month even though nights are getting longer, and temperatures are getting lower.
Ripening tomatoes is something that most people growing tomatoes end up doing. Due to our climate it is not at all unusual to be left with tomatoes that haven't ripened - this blog will tell you 5 ways to ripen green tomatoes. Some of them you will have heard of and some will be new to you. Pick the tomato ripening method that suits you best and let us know how you get on.
Gardeners! You've grown oinions and garlic in your allotment or garden and now want to discover how to harvest them and store for the winter. This blog covers how to store onions and garlic and looks back to how our ancestors did it in the past. Read on to discover how to preserve home grown onions all year long.