Gardening Tips for December

December is often a time of reflecting and considering the ups and downs of the year that has passed and for gardeners, this is no different. Many gardeners at this time of year are starting to think about what to grow next year, while a fair amount of you are possibly still tending to current…

The Simple Way to Sow Peas

Have you ever wondered why some people refer to peas as sweet peas? The truth is, they probably weren’t talking about the shop bought kind. Homegrown peas are one of the most popular allotmenteer crops. That’s simply because when picked and eaten fresh, their flavour is miles ahead of their shelved or frozen counterparts. In…

Gardening Tips for November

The weather often determines the jobs needed to be done around the garden and as it’s November, most gardeners by now should be preparing for winter if they haven’t already done so. Similar to how people are more susceptible to colds and flu over the winter season, plants and garden spaces too are sensitive to…

A Grower’s Guide to Harvesting Pumpkins

It’s October, the month of pumpkins, the national symbol of autumn. Plenty of gardeners would have started harvesting their first pumpkins last month with these plants being so popular. And understandably so! We think pumpkins are a great autumn crop to grow, simply because they’re the crop that keeps on giving. Provided they are harvested…

The Best Way to Plant Garlic

Garlic is one of the few crops that can still be grown at this time of year to keep you busy in the garden, so it’s really important to know what you’re doing when planting it. While there might not be a great deal to do in the garden, this crop can be planted anytime between…