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Starting seeds in January (indoors)

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We’ve had so many folks contact us this month asking what they can grow now in their greenhouse or if they can sow certain seeds. And you know what, I’m not surprised by all the confusion out there because it feels like everywhere you look, folk are planting things or […]

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Make your own potting mix

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Over the last week, I have been asked at least once a day for my recipe for potting soil. So I thought this was a good opportunity to share it with you guys, but also to talk about it and help us all get to grips with all the terms […]

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SEEDANUARY 2021 let’s begin with seed viability

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Get the balloons, party poppers and streamers at the ready, season 2021 has begun. As always January for us is about getting ready for the coming season, usually beginning with the day in the warmth of the indoors, with a cuppa and a biscuit browsing seed catalogues and websites deciding […]

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365 days later: 2020 in review

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I have never been so glad to see the number on the clock flip over to 00:00 – a whole new year. I say this in an entirely metaphoric way as I was in my bed asleep when the year passed, I’m not one for staying up late. But still, […]

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Gardening doesn’t just stop because it’s winter

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As I sit here writing this blog post, it’s almost the longest day. It’s officially mid-winter, yet I’m just in from the garden, red cheeks and frozen fingers to boot. I would absolutely say yes, gardening has slowed down a little now we are deep into winter but it definitely […]

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Propagation 101 – free plants

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This week we finally managed to tackle the first video in what is going to be a series on propagation. It’s a topic that has been requested numerous times as we are all trying to save the pennies and reduce the small fortune we are all guilty of spending on […]

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Amending the soil in your raised beds

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It’s no secret to you guys that I get a bit down in winter when the garden is at it’s least productive and coincidentally least green. But sometimes you need to take the hit, because then you have the chance to make sure the garden has everything it needs, to […]