Day: 16 March 2019

How to grow potatoes in pots

How to Grow Potatoes in Pots

Potatoes are traditionally grown in the ground but not every garden has space for a large batch of them, especially considering rows of potatoes need at least 45cm between each other! This means planting rows of potatoes doesn’t just take up huge amounts of valuable growing space but planting and harvesting them is back breaking …

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How to ripen tomatoes

How to Ripen Tomatoes

Waiting for tomatoes to turn ripe has always been an exercise in patience. Depending on the variety, it can take anywhere from forty to sixty days from the time the blossoms on a plant set fruit to the time those fruits are ripe and ready to pick. The ideal temperature for ripening tomatoes ranges from …

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Growing Tomatoes in a Greenhouse -Grow Bags or Pots

Growing Tomatoes in a Greenhouse

A greenhouse provides perfect conditions for growing tomatoes throughout much of the year. Unlike planting outside, when you grow tomatoes inside of a greenhouse, you’re using fresh soil each year which is very beneficial for the long-term health and growth of the tomatoes. Using soil in a greenhouse provides the plants more nutrients while also …

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When to Prune Plum Trees in the UK

When to Prune Plum Trees in the UK

Plum tree pruning is a task you only need to do once a year to ensure healthy growth and reduce the chance of any problems from developing. Different types of plum tree require slightly different pruning processes, although most are relatively straight-forward to do, while the age of the tree also influences the type of …

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How to kill horsetail UK

How to kill Horsetail

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is common perennial plant that grows throughout the country. Quick to spread and difficult to kill, horsetail is one of the more annoying weeds to try and control in the garden. Even the smallest amount of horsetail can easily spread throughout your garden, as the roots spread far and wide while the …

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