Allotment Gardening

Do I Need to Dig my Vegetable Allotment Every Year?

The answer to this question is not necessarily. It might surprise those of you who are used to digging over their vegetable allotment religiously every year (probably dreading this back-breaking chore coming round again), to know that depending on ...

Basic Gardening Tools for Beginners

When you first take up gardening as a hobby you will probably head for your local garden center in search of some essential gardening accessories and tools. This is where you will be confronted by a bewilderingly large array of gardening ...

What Gardening Can I Do in Late Winter

Okay, so it’s later winter, it’s freezing cold and you can’t for the life of you imagine what you could possibly be doing in your garden right now. Surely the gardening season won’t start until spring when the warmer weather arrives! Wrong on so ...

How to Start a New Vegetable Allotment

In the Beginning….. Following my success growing vegetables in containers last year, I decided to expand my efforts this year and also start up my own vegetable allotment on some of the unused lands near our Guernsey freshwater fishing lake. This ...

Discover 10 of the Most Expensive & Profitable Vegetables to Grow

If you want to get started growing vegetables for profit, it can be a very rewarding experience, especially if you grow them organically. Today there is a huge demand for organically grown fruits and veg, and as the most expensive crops on the ...

How to Sow / Plant Seeds Large and Small

One of the trickiest skills to get right in gardening is sowing seeds correctly, especially when some seeds are little more than dust wrapped in a scrap of greaseproof paper. I hope this article will help to offer advice as to the easiest ways to ...

Grow your Usual Vegetables in Unusual Colours!

Did you know that you can now grow many of your favorite vegetables in really weird and wonderful colors? We all tend to expect our carrots to be orange, our cauliflowers to have white or cream curds, our beans to be green and our beetroot to be red ...

Good Reasons to Mulch Your Vegetable Allotment and What to Use

When you decide to grow your vegetables (or other plants) organically, you will immediately be faced with one major problem, how to control weeds without using weedkillers. I have experienced this problem on my sizeable allotment over the last two ...

How to Store / Storing your Carrot Crop over Winter

 As winter approaches you probably still have a number of carrots in the ground that you will want to store for use over the winter months if they aren’t going to go to waste. By now you may well be pretty sick of eating carrots, and your family and ...

How to Store / Storing your Potatoes and Potato Crop over the Winter

So it’s got to the Autumn and you are finally digging the last of your main crop and late potatoes with a view to storing them for Winter use. The next question that will arise is what is the best way to store your crop of potatoes in order to ...