winter vegetables


Easier ways to a successful vegetable and fruit garden Suitable for all levels of experience. I explain how you can have more enjoyment, through cutting out unnecessary jobs. 1 Save time with quicker methods A look at many misunderstandings which have a common theme: they waste the gardener’s time, from […]

Day seminar at West Dean College, Simplifying the rules Sat. ...



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Quite soon the switch flicks and the last joys of summer cede to cooler and above all darker days. We have had many cool nights already and some ground frost, then many days of sunshine and temperatures 16-19C/sixties F. No dig means you can quickly clear and replant all through […]

October ’18 vegetable beauty, last new plantings, Q’s answered on ...



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If you have not already sown salads for cropping undercover through winter and into spring, NOW is the moment. So they have time to establish before winter, make decent roots then crop in cool weather. If you have only a cold frame or greenhouse staging, grow some in boxes. I […]

Sept. 15th sow salads for winter, no dig, small garden, ...





We have been clearing and planting under cover, making many harvests and filming for videos plus TV. I enjoyed working with the makers of Croatian programme Vrtlarica, about healthy living and food growing. No dig is becoming popular in Croatia and the presenter Kornelija Benyovsky has been appreciating no dig […]

October mid month – chilli & tomato plants overwinter, new ...


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The weather rules. What a change on 20th July from the year’s early sun and warmth to Atlantic wind, cloud and rain. July was the wettest since 2012 with 141mm/5.6in rain. I fear that August will be cooler than average, so we need to keep up to date with new […]

August 2017 summer plantings, no dig trials, weed free, onions, ...


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  Are you ready for cold weather?  November was 4.5C (8F) cooler than last year, and December looks to be cool, perhaps with snow around the solstice. Otherwise mostly dry.  November was above average rainfall here because of the wet spell from 19th-21st (see below, no dig drainage), but otherwise […]

Dec. 2016 winter veg, harvests, no dig success and starting ...