Preparing an autumn/winter vegie garden

Preparing an autumn/winter vegie garden

Preparing an autumn/winter vegie garden The first section here covers soil preparation, watering tips and site selection. With these covered, not much can go wrong! Below this section, are 6 families of vegetables and herbs with specific guidelines for each. It is...
Growing perfect peas

Growing perfect peas

Growing perfect peas Top tips for growing peas water pea seed at planting and not again until they shoot plant in slightly alkaline soil (pH 7-7.5) support climbing peas with a trellis or frame With a little care, peas are very easy to grow. Autumn, winter and spring...
Growing perfect parsnips

Growing perfect parsnips

Growing perfect parsnips Top tips for growing parsnips use fresh seed cultivate the soil to a fine tilth keep ground moist from seed sowing to emergence of seedlings thin seedlings at 5-6 weeks My survey this week (last week of May) revealed that parsnips on average...
Figuring out the fig!

Figuring out the fig!

Figuring out the fig! The fig family is a complicated one when it comes to fertilisation, choice of variety, cropping and pruning, but very easy to grow in most soil conditions and in our climate. Different types of fig There are 4 types of fig: Adriatic or common...