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Top Tips For National Allotment Week

17th August 2017

The National Allotment Society (NSALG) is the leading national organisation upholding the interests and rights of the allotment community across the UK. It is governed by volunteers from our regional…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Step-By-Step Growing Guide From GYO

02nd August 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our September issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide about how to gather…Read More

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Top Tips For Dealing With Garden Pests

02nd August 2017

Foxes
Just as you have completed your allotment ‘clean up’ once the last of your summer crops have died off, you might find your efforts are thwarted by these shy…Read More

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The best foundations for a summerhouse

28th July 2017

Summer houses are the perfect haven for those holiday evenings. Ideal for relaxing, as well as a potential playhouse for the kids – they are a great addition to any garden.

When it comes to…Read More

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Watermate’s 4 Top Tips for Watering your Allotment

22nd June 2017

Using a watering can or hosepipe to water the veg and fruit on your allotment can be very therapeutic, but only when you have the available time and there are no other pressing jobs to complete.

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5 Essential Gardening Tools

17th June 2017

Growing your own fruit and veg is a hobby that has great health benefits, whilst also giving you control over what extras you are adding to your plate. Having access to an edible garden whenever you…Read More

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How To Combat Tree Disease

11th June 2017

The UK is at risk of losing millions of trees to pests and diseases which could seriously damage our beautiful gardens, landscapes and impact our wildlife populations. Whether in your garden, lining…Read More

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White Cottage’s Ultimate Greenhouse Guide

08th June 2017

White Cottage answers all you need to know questions about greenhouses, including where to position them, the importance of ventilation and what crops to grow inside.

What are…Read More

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5 Top Tips for Transplanting Seedlings

06th June 2017

June is a great time to consider transplanting certain crops, such as sweetcorn, broccoli and cauliflower, as the likelihood of frost has reduced. Whether your seedlings are ready to be go outside or…Read More

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Hot Products for your Outdoor Space

02nd June 2017

Check out these great new items to help you out on the plot over the growing season!

Domestic polytunnels – grow miracles and save money
Growing your own can mean big…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Step-By-Step Growing Guide From GYO

01st June 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our July issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide to grow your own Pimm’s…Read More

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Ken Muir’s Top 6 Tips For Healthy Strawberries

22nd May 2017

Strawberry plants can be grown almost anywhere – in borders, containers or in hanging baskets; all they need is sun, shelter and well-drained soil.

There are two seasons in which to order plants.…Read More

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Northern Polytunnels’ Top Tips For Preventing Bird Flu

17th May 2017

Avian influenza (bird flu) is a disease of birds. The H5N8 strain of the disease has been found in the UK in farmed and wild birds since December 2016. As well as being found in several different types…Read More

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3 Top Tips To Spruce Up Your Pergola

08th May 2017

With lighter nights and longer days, it’s time to enjoy your garden to the max. A pergola offers a perfect outdoor space for alfresco living and this summer it’s easier than ever to make yours stand…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Rocket From GYO

04th May 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our June issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide to growing rocket,…Read More

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April hot products for your outdoor space

25th April 2017

Check out these great new items to help you out on the plot over the growing season!

This is the warmest greenhouse available without heating. There is aRead More

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5 Steps For Taking Perfect Cuttings

25th April 2017

April is an exciting time of year – part of the season of buds and bees, salads and shoots, new leaves and new life. This month heralds the arrival of spring with lighter skies and lengthening days,…Read More

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10 Things to Consider When Buying a Fruit Cage

19th April 2017

Planting your own fruit and watching them blossom into deliciously tasty strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries or other such delights is extremely rewarding. However, all too often the fruit you’ve…Read More

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Top 10 Reasons To Get Growing This National Gardening Week

12th April 2017

1. Keep the cost down

By growing fruit and veg, you will spend less money in supermarkets where it is common to pay premium prices for particular types of crops. For example,…Read More

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How to Use Worms For Better Soil

12th April 2017

Any gardener will be well aware that for plants to flourish they may need to improve their soil – some of this can be done using the usual methods of adding composts, fertilisers, sand, grits and…Read More

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5 Secret Tips For Strong, Healthy Seedlings

07th April 2017

With the lighter evenings and warmer weather your seedlings will be kicking their growth spurts up a gear or two at this time of the year. It’s vitally important to make sure that your…Read More

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3 Top Tips for Summer Fruits

05th April 2017

So, spring is already here, and it will soon be the favourite season for many – summer! You can begin to dream of its light days and mild nights, with sunshine and the time to grow a range of tasty…Read More

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Enjoy a Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Squash From GYO

30th March 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our May issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide to growing squash, including…Read More

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4 Top Tips to Maximise Your Garden Space

27th March 2017

Whatever the square footage, we all want to make best use of the space we have. Experts in outdoor living, Grange Fencing suggest that the best way to maximise your garden area is to define the space…Read More

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5 Top Tips for Choosing a Polytunnel

20th March 2017

Have a read of the following pointers from Northern Polytunnels to help you pick a structure that will last a lifetime.

When choosing a polytunnel remember to look for quality over quantity.…Read More

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Enjoy a Beginner’s Guide to Chard From GYO

01st March 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our April issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed beginner’s guide to growing chard,…Read More

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Top Tips for Using Planters to Grow Vegetables

01st March 2017

If you would like to cultivate fresh fruit and vegetables, but have to contend with poor soil, a modest-sized garden or perhaps only a balcony, then containers and planters are an ideal solution. GardenSite…Read More

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Top Grow Your Own Tips

27th February 2017

Whether you have a small balcony in the urban jungle, or a large garden in the countryside, the size of your space shouldn’t be restrictive. The key is to plan and be innovative in order to achieve…Read More

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Pomona Fruits’ Top Tips for Spring Tree Care

20th February 2017

Spring – The Critical Season

Spring is an important time for growers of tree fruit because it is during this season that blossom begins to open, stimulated by rising temperatures…Read More

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3 Top Reasons to Grow Fruit and Veg in Raised Beds

10th February 2017

The EverEdge EasyBed raised bed system is a great way of growing a wide selection of plants, and is especially popular for cultivating fruits and vegetables. The structures need to be constructed and…Read More

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Enjoy A Free Carrot Growing Guide From GYO

02nd February 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our March issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow carrots with…Read More

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7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Greenhouse

01st February 2017

Purchasing a greenhouse represents a significant investment, but there’s a huge variety on the market, with considerable differences in size and specification. Read on to discover GardenSite’s…Read More

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January Hot Products for Your Outdoor Space

17th January 2017

Check out these great new items to help you out on the plot over the growing season!

Hurry 20% off GYO essentials
Find quality affordable greenhouses and GYO essentials…Read More

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Top Tips for Improving Your Soil

21st December 2016

Worms Direct help you ensure the success of your edibles by providing top tips for optimising the quality of your plot.

Anyone who has had a garden, allotment or grown crops in tubs knows only…Read More

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5 Top Tips to Beat Potato Blight

14th December 2016

Read the following methods of preventing potato blight, written by Laurence Hasson. Laurence has been growing organic spuds for over 40 years and was the first farmer to cultivate a commercially-certified…Read More

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Make Lard Cakes for Birds

05th December 2016

Our feathered friends absolutely love fat-rich food at this time of year, providing birds with warmth and energy. Lard cakes are a great means of delivering this, and best of all, they don’t always…Read More

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FREE Beginners’ Guide to Broad Beans To Download Now!

30th November 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our January issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow broad beans,…Read More

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Pomona Fruits’ Top Tips for Winter Tree Care

17th November 2016

Winter – Dormancy and Preparation

We’re accustomed to viewing winter as a time when plants are physiologically dormant, and you probably imagine that your fruit trees are…Read More

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FREE Sprouting Seed Growing Guide To Download Now!

04th November 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our December issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to sprout seeds, as well…Read More

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Top tips for blight-free potatoes, onions, garlic and shallots

03rd November 2016

Leary’s Organic Seeds explain their organic approach to cultivation, and provide their top tips for enjoying blight-free potatoes and alliums.

Last year, Leary’s Organic Seeds introduced…Read More

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Care Tips for Bare Root Plants

28th October 2016

While there’s a certain satisfaction and pride that comes from taking the time to grow something from seed, there are other occasions where many of us will opt for bare root plants instead. As the…Read More

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FREE Veg to Sow and Harvest Guide To Download Now!

05th October 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our November issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a round-up of the huge array of delicious…Read More

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Great Ideas for Zero Waste – Don’t Throw What You Grow

07th September 2016

Tessa Cook, the co-founder of OLIO, provides her top tips for cutting down on food waste.

The amount of produce that we throw away is not just shocking, it’s shameful. While many people see…Read More

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FREE Garlic Growing Guide To Download Now!

01st September 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our October issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow garlic, as…Read More

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Pomona Fruits’ Top Tips for Autumn Harvests

26th August 2016

Remember – when it comes to fruit trees, it’s not all about the growing season. Conditions in autumn and winter can turn out to be as equally important drivers of productivity as the weather…Read More

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FREE Pak Choi Growing Guide To Download Now!

05th August 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our September issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow pak choi, as well…Read More

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Top Tips for Protecting Plants in a Heatwave

25th July 2016

Michael Wooldridge, director of Woodlodge Products, provides his top tips for looking after your crops during the heat of summer.

Britain is known for its unpredictable weather, but the recent…Read More

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Top 10 Crops for Beginners

21st July 2016

Have a read of our choice of the best crops for beginner growers – if you need a little bit of inspiration on the plot, this blog should help you decide which edibles you will succeed with. If you…Read More

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Top Tips to Grow Something Green

08th July 2016

TV producer Ade Sellars takes some time out to write a blog for Grow Your Own on his passion for allotmenteering, and provides his top tips.

With a busy career in television and a daily three-hour…Read More

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Top 5 Tips for Summer Gardening

05th July 2016

Unpredictable rain storms and unexpected heatwaves can make this season quite challenging for gardeners, their plants and visiting wildlife. Read this guide from Greenhouse Sensation to keep your outdoor…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE download from GYO magazine

30th June 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our August issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow spring cabbage, as…Read More

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Top 5 Commonly Asked Questions When Buying a Shed

12th June 2016

Purchasing a shed can be a significant investment, so it pays to make the right choice first time. Finding the right one can be easier than you think, if you ask the right questions. Read this guide…Read More

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Great Reasons To Encourage Young People Into The Garden

03rd June 2016

In recent years, many young people have chosen indoor activities over those undertaken outdoors, with increasing numbers of children unable to identify common fruits and vegetables. There has never…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE download from GYO magazine

02nd June 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our July issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow salad leaves,…Read More

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Pomona Fruits’ Top Tips for Summer Growing

28th May 2016

Seasonality is perhaps the best thing about growing plants in the UK. People from the tropics are usually delighted by the distinct character of temperate weather patterns. From a gardener’s point…Read More

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Enjoy A FREE Download From GYO Magazine

06th May 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our June issue to give you a sneak peak of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow peas, as well as top…Read More

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Results from the Great British Growing Awards 2016

28th April 2016

In March we attended the 2016 Edible Garden Show at Stoneleigh Park, and were delighted to present the winners of the Grow Your Own Great British Growing Awards with their certificates.

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Six tips for starting a wormery

20th April 2016

Create an affordable wormery using a container with a tight-fitting lid, and the following advice from Yorkshire Worms:

1. Drill small holes in the base and sides of the structure, as worms need…Read More

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RSPB’s Top Tips For Creating Bird Food Sources

07th April 2016

RSPB’s Tom Waters outlines some great ways to help our feathered friends this month

Spring has definitely arrived, and the garden will soon become alive with the coming…Read More

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Top carrot varieties from Grow Your Own magazine

31st March 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our May issue to give you a sneak peak of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on some of the amazing carrot…Read More

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GardenSite’s 3 Steps to Supreme Soil

22nd March 2016

The success of a vegetable bed depends on knowing the soil’s acidity, nutrient content and composition. Read on for our top tips to ensure high yields and quality blooms.

1. Test the pH

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10 Tips For Creating Perfect Compost

15th March 2016

Composting is a simple way to recycle organic material into a nutrient-rich mix to feed your soil and restore its vitality. If you make a habit of using composting every season, it will promote soil…Read More

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Enjoy A FREE Download From GYO Magazine

02nd March 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our April issue to give you a sneak peak of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide from Sally Nex on how to grow squash,…Read More

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10 Tips To Help You Find The Perfect Garden Shed

25th February 2016

Buying a shed can be a significant investment, so it pays to make the right choice first time. Making the right purchase today can save you time and money tomorrow, and leave you with a highly…Read More

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Top Tips for Growing Tempting Tomato Varieties

24th February 2016

Now that we are nearly through the other side of winter we can start to look forward to spring and summertime gardening tasks such as collecting the fruits of one of our favourite plants, the tomato.…Read More

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10 Top Tips For Growing Broad Beans

08th February 2016

These delicious, tender beans make a great addition to any edible garden or allotment. If you’re in need of some pointers, GYO have some great advice on cultivating this popular veg.

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Wyevale Garden Centre’s Top Tips For Strong And Healthy Crops

03rd February 2016

Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be a very entertaining and rewarding process, but for beginners, the prospect of starting your own patch or allotment can be quite daunting. This shouldn’t…Read More

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5 Tips For Planting Trees For Wildlife

15th December 2015

When growing your own in your garden or on the allotment, it’s easy to forget about planting trees. Specimens that both fruit and flower can benefit people and wildlife and often don’t require much…Read More

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5 Ways To Keep Squirrels Away From Your Plot

02nd September 2015

These creatures may look cute and fluffy, but their ferocious appetites will make short work of your precious fruit crops. Take action and guard your edibles with this useful advice.

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4 Ways To Store Your Chilli Harvests

31st August 2015

These fiery little peppers make a wonderfully colourful addition to any garden or plot, but many growers struggle to know what to do with the piles of pickings. Luckily, there’s plenty of options…Read More

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5 Crops To Sow Now!

27th August 2015

At this time of year, when your hands are full with harvests a plenty, it’s easy to forget that late summer sowings can still be made. But, to guarantee fresh home-grown veg throughout autumn…Read More

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Why You Should Get Involved In The Great British Growing Awards

25th August 2015

Grow Your Own’s Great British Growing Awards offers an exciting opportunity to have your say about all the great parts of the gardening industry. If you need some reasons to Read More

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5 Must Do Jobs On The Plot For August

21st August 2015

It’s a busy month for gardeners, and there’s still plenty to do when it comes to keeping your crops healthy and productive. With a little bit of effort you can ensure that your plants stay…Read More

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5 Tips For A Bird-Friendly Garden

14th August 2015

We all want to do our bit to help the wildlife in our growing spaces – and encouraging feathered friends to visit also means allies in pest control, as birds love to feasts on slugs, snails and bugs.…Read More

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Solved! How to beat this month’s pests and diseases

07th August 2015

Don’t let pests and diseases ruin the fun of harvesting your crops. Here we look at some of the problems you may encounter in August and how to deal with them

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5 Of The Best Gifts For Gardeners

05th August 2015

Looking for a gift to buy a green-fingered friend? In this special guest post, Mark from Special Moment reveals his top ideas

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5 Ways To Encourage Hedgehogs To Your Plot

24th July 2015

These cute little creatures are pest eating machines! They can devour up to 200g of slugs, snails and caterpillars in just one night. However, to get hedgehogs to visit your plot you might need to provide…Read More

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5 of the best fruit crops for your plot

14th July 2015

Picking home-grown fruit is so satisfying. Whether it’s a juicy plump strawberry, a crisp red apple or an ever-so-tart gooseberry, freshly harvested fruit crops taste incredibly different to their…Read More

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What you need to know about thinning fruit

08th July 2015

Trees heavily laden down with fruitlets are a common sight in early summer and for growers eagerly awaiting harvest time it can be satisfying to know that all their hard work will soon be rewarded.…Read More

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Top 3 Slug Solutions

02nd July 2015

This slimy pest is one of the biggest problems faced by veg growers. They target a wide range of crops and love feasting on tender leaves, making lettuces, cabbages and similar plants vulnerable. Take…Read More

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5 Steps To Wimbledon-Worthy Strawberries

29th June 2015

It’s that time of year again and we’re all ready to get behind Andy Murray - but as much a part of the tournament as tennis whites, Henman Hill and the Wimbledon hawk are delicious, plump…Read More

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5 Tips For Transplanting Tomatoes

26th June 2015

Keeping tomatoes in a container has many benefits, and it’s crucial to transplant young plants into bigger pots once the roots can be seen sticking out the bottom. Leaving them to sit in a squashed…Read More

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5 of the best salads to sow now!

16th June 2015

What says summer more than a bowl of freshly harvested home-grown salad leaves, dressed simply with juicy, ripe tomatoes, crisp, refreshing cucumber slices and peppery radishes? Salad leaves are easy…Read More

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5 Of The Easiest Crops You’ll Ever Grow

16th June 2015

Many busy gardeners who are new to growing their own struggle to find the time to commit to the various tasks that come with more demanding plants. However, not all crops will require you to spend hours…Read More

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4 Simple Steps To Hardening Off Seedlings

12th June 2015

Moving young plants outside from the warmth and safety of the greenhouse or windowsill and into their final growing space can be a nerve-wracking time. Growers keep a careful eye on weather forecasts,…Read More

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5 steps to marvellous melons

02nd June 2015

Melons are a great crop to grow. Deliciously sweet and juicy, they taste superb in fruit salads or eaten alone. Melons are usually sown in March or April and transplanted to their final growing position…Read More

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4 Ways To Encourage Bees To Your Plot

29th May 2015

Bees are one of nature’s most crucial elements of the food chain. These busy insects constantly travel from one flower to another in the warmer months and are responsible for the pollination of…Read More

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5 Unusual Veg Varieties To Sow Now

28th May 2015

Yes, we know you’ve probably got your hands full with caring for plants and preparing to harvest the fruits of your labour at the moment, but don’t forget that the days and weekends in late…Read More

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If You Only Sow 1 Crop This Month, Try This…

26th May 2015

Tah tsai or tatsoi is a popular Oriental brassica that produces dark green, spoon-shaped leaves. You can sow them now, but they also benefit from late autumn sowings to reduce the risk of bolting, and…Read More

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8 Jobs For The Weekend…

15th May 2015

Here are 8 must-do jobs on the plot this weekend, trowels at the ready!

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5 of the best beans for your plot!

13th May 2015

Beans are a fantastic crop to grow and whether you’re a beginner gardener with just a small growing space or a well seasoned pro with a huge allotment, there’s a bean variety suitable for…Read More

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6 Crops You Didn’t Know You Could Grow In Containers

11th May 2015

Growing fruit and veg in containers is a concept that has steadily risen in popularity in recent years. The practicality of being able to move crops easily to sunny spots or away from the risk of bad…Read More

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3 Tips To Being Prepared, Whatever The Weather

30th April 2015

Keeping abreast of what is coming from the skies can be the difference between life or death for your crops. Here’s some nifty ideas to help:

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Get Your Best Ever Runner Beans In Six Simple Steps

30th April 2015

Runner beans are a common sight in veg plots across the country in the summer months. Easy to grow, highly prolific and with pretty heart-shaped flowers, they’re incredibly popular – and rightly…Read More

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A Beginner’s Guide To Pinching Out Tomato Plants

28th April 2015

These popular plants are a great addition to the plot for gardeners of all skill levels. With a little bit of training they can become heavy croppers that will provide juicy red fruits for the summer.…Read More

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The Secret To Strong And Healthy Seedlings

24th April 2015

For many gardeners, germination is an incredibly exciting part of the growing season – tiny green seedlings appear from under the soil and are almost completely dependent on your care in order to…Read More

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5 Reasons We Love Radishes!

23rd April 2015

These little roots are not only fun to grow but also taste delicious! Here are five reasons to make room for them on your plot this year.

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5 Of The Best Tomatoes To Grow Now!

16th April 2015

An extremely popular crop among growers, and with everything from big, fleshy beefsteaks, to tiny, sweet and jewel-like cherry types, there really is a tomato for everyone. Neil Howick from Simply Seed…Read More

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7 Tips For Thinning Seedlings

10th April 2015

Having to pull up precious seedlings to allow other plants to grow on always feels like a difficult job – nobody wants to sacrifice their carefully tended crops, even if it is for the greater good.…Read More

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5 Of The Best Sweetcorn Varieties You Can Sow Right Now

10th April 2015

This sweet and juicy crop is a great vegetable to sow this month. The home grown version easily beats any you can find in the supermarket, and with a little bit of effort you can be rewarded with high…Read More

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