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2 08, 2017

What to Plant in August

2017-08-02T11:41:12+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

There are still quite a few things you should be sowing in August to provide you with a good supply of food over the winter period, late croppers such as Spring Cabbage, Winter Roscoff Cauliflower as well as hardy lettuce are ideal. Although we think of lettuce as a summer crop, it is a surprisingly [...]

18 01, 2017

Learn how to Graft your own trees – In a one day workshop

2017-01-18T16:14:46+00:00January 18th, 2017|Events, Gardening Tips, Life on the Farm|0 Comments

What is Tree Grafting? Grafting involves joining together parts of two plants to function as a single plant. One of the plants provides the lower trunk and root system, this is called the stock or rootstock. The other plant provides the upper portion (stems, leaves, flowers and fruit) that has the desirable characteristics (beautiful flowers [...]

4 06, 2015

Grow Brussels Sprouts in Containers

2015-06-04T10:20:43+00:00June 4th, 2015|Gardening Tips, Life on the Farm|0 Comments

Brussels sprouts naturally grow vertically into tall stalks without support, making them a suitable addition to a space-saving container garden. Brussels sprouts grow best in cool weather, and they may fail to form sprouts if it's too hot. Usually we'd plant them in early summer for an Autumn crop. Fill a large pot  (12-inch diameter, 12-inch [...]

11 03, 2013

Top Dressing

2013-03-11T14:57:50+00:00March 11th, 2013|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

Most gardeners incorporate compost (either shop bought or made from their own compost bins) into their garden's soil, but compost can also be used as a topdressing (or mulch).  Placing compost directly on the soil has several advantages.  It helps keep down weeds and holds moisture in the soil, and the compost also slowly releases [...]

11 03, 2013

Planting Summer Bulbs

2013-03-11T14:49:42+00:00March 11th, 2013|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

Most bulbs need a well-draining site, to prevent molding and rotting.   Amending the soil with compost or manure will help the bulbs grow, bloom and store energy.  In general, you plant bulbs about three times and deep as their diameter.   The package the bulbs come in usually tells you the planting depth for [...]

11 03, 2013

Dividing Plants in the Spring

2013-03-11T14:09:17+00:00March 11th, 2013|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

Many perennial (Definition: Perennials are considered to be plants that do not die after one season of growth.  In fact many perennials are considered to be short-lived, lasting only 2-3 years. Some flowers are very short lived perennials, but because they self-seed so readily,  they appear to live much longer) plants grow in an ever [...]

9 07, 2012

Tomatoes

2012-07-09T13:59:10+00:00July 9th, 2012|Gardening Tips|0 Comments

Tomatoes will thrive in a greenhouse in midsummer with the right light, warmth, water and feed. But there's no point in ruining your hard work by watching the plant collapse under its own weight, when some simple staking will save the day. Nor do you want too many leaves when it's the precious fruits you [...]

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