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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH
Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.
It would be an understatement to say that the spring has been slow - and all on the back of a deep winter, a miserable autumn and a washed out summer! If we had to rely on food we've grown in the garden, we would all be pretty hungry by now! For this reason, and just in case this summer is as bad as last year's, I am building raised beds with varying amounts of protection…
MAY: WHAT I'M GROWING IN MY RAISED BEDS
My raised beds have been designed so that I can add my two polytunnel tops to them, and the others will be fitted with fleece. This way I should get a constant supply of goodVIEW FULL STORY
MAY: GROWING IN THE SHADE
When considering crops for shade, think about what the plant has to do to make the crop. Leaves are sometimes enhanced by shade - they fill up with chlorophyll in order to coVIEW FULL STORY
MAY: CONTAINER CROPS
In my new garden I don’t have room for loads of potatoes and root crops, so they get spread about the place in containers of all kinds. I usually plant potatoes in MayVIEW FULL STORY
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