Posts Tagged:growing vegetables

Why you should not grow potatoes in tyres and my favourite space saving growing methods.

Many years ago it was very trendy to grow potatoes in recycles tyres. They were cheap (usually free) and very accessible. The reason this growing method was so popular was because it was so easy – just throw a tyre on the ground pop in a couple of sprouted potatoes cover with soil and water.…

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Growing Globe Artichokes

Globe Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus) is a luscious herbaceous perennial that produces lovely big flower buds that when prepared well are just a delight to eat. I also like to grow them as they are a fabulously elegant architectural plant with their large soft many lobed grey-green leaves that are a great addition to any garden.…

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Growing fruit trees in small spaces.

Following on from my blog on growing espalier apples, I thought I would share my other method of growing fruit trees in limited space. This is for those that do not feel they want to go to the trouble or don’t have the time and skills to try an espalier system. This space is 14m…

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A Changing of the Seasons

  There is a real autumn feel in the air at the moment and the colouring up of the Manchurian pear and Robinia, makes me realise that autumn is nearly here. The same is happening in the veggie garden, summer crops are finishing and the cooler air temperature are favouring the growth on those in-between…

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Maintaining the rage- Plant NOW for a continual harvest into late Summer and early Autumn

Things always get a bit hectic around my place at this time of the year and what usually suffers is my successive planting in the vegetable garden. Then in January and February I have no lettuce, rocket or coriander and in late summer as all of my earlier plantings are coming to an end I…

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Preparing your garden for extended dry periods and drought.

  Following on from my blog about preparing your garden for extremely hot days, and as we head into summer, I thought a bit of advice of preparing your garden for extended dry periods would be appropriate. The 1997-2009 drought in eastern Australia was one of the longest and most severe droughts the country has…

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Mulching Your Garden

  I have delayed mulching the ornamental garden and orchard over the last couple of months because it was so dry. Now we have had a good soaking I will be spending the weekend spreading as much mulch as I can around my entire garden. I do this for a number of reasons. Firstly now…

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Preparing your Garden Beds for Spring and Summer Plants.

    Once I have chosen what I want to plant for my spring and summer crop, the next step is to think about what you are going to plant where. Most experts and books will talk about ridged adherence to crop rotation in the annual vegetable garden, and whilst I understand and believe it…

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Preparing Your Spring and Summer Vegetable Garden

Over the next few weeks I would like to share with you how I prepare for the busiest time of my gardening year- spring and summer vegetable production. If you have not grown your own veggies before check out my online module, “The Annual Vegetable Garden.” This will give you the lots of other information that you…

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10 EASIEST VEGGIES TO GROW IN POTS INFOGRAPHIC

  I get alot of questions about what veggies to grow in pots, thanks to the work that I did on that vertical garden last year. Growing veggies in pots is a great way to not only brighten up often bare and bland balconies, but its a great way to cut down a bit of…

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