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Growing salad crops from seed

…into 5in pots and grow on at about 65F (18C). Plant out at the four-leaf stage into large pots or growing bags allowing three plants to a standard-size bag. Water regularly but avoid waterlogging. Train the main stem up a cane or wire to the roof of the greenhouse, pinch out the growing point and allow…

Tokely's Tales Gardening Blog - August 2012

lettuce, spring onions, radish, cucumbers and tomatoes along with a few beetroot, making the perfect salad. About 14 years ago I used to grow chrysanthemums for exhibition, but sadly I don't have as much room or time these days. So whilst missing these, I decided a couple of years ago to start growing

What to sow and grow in May

to sow and grow in May Find out what to plant in May with our seasonal list of flowers, fruit, vegetables and seeds. These can be ordered now for sowing, growing and harvesting over the coming months! Flowers to sow and grow In the greenhouse / indoors * • If you struggle to grow delphiniums, try growing

Check your stored vegetables regularly

…subjects - lettuce, spinach, radish, spring onions, beets - some of these, particularly the leafy vegetables, are unsuitable for storing anyway, as they quickly go limp, lose their freshness and eye appeal. The most important thing to remember is 'Fresh Is Best', that is why you are growing your own in…

Facebook questions April 1st

How high does aquadulce Claudia and the sutton broad beans grow to please? Also how high do feltham first, kelvedon wonder and hurst greenshaft peas grow too and which is the best way to support them? Answer: Hi Matthew, 'Aquadulce Claudia' grows to 1 metre in height and 'The Sutton' is dwarf, only growing

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th August 2010

…an unusual addition to the winter vegetable garden. Hardy lettuce 'All the Year Round' is a great crop for sowing now for winter salads. You could also try onion sets for autumn planting such as 'Hi Keeper'. Name: Andy Clayton Question: What winter crops should I consider for grow bags in my mini-greenhouses?…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer SEssion 8th July 2011

…continuing to grow but the bud just doesn't open and there's only 1 bud on it each year. Answer: Hi Pauline. It is unlikely that beheading it would prevent it from flowering in following years but there are quite a few reasons why roses might not flower. Often it is something to do with their growing environment…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th February 2012

…could we dig it up and pot it to stop it growing too big? Answer: Hi Shirley. Robinia can range in size from 6ft to 50ft or more, but without knowing which species it is or seeing a picture to determine its growth habit, it is impossible to say how big it might grow. If you are particularly concerned…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 3rd May 2013

…on for longer, but as soon as the seedlings start pushing against the polythene it's best to take it off to give them room to grow. I hope this helps Angela, good luck. Name: Margaret Mccartney Question: Yes how can I stop black fly attacking my cherry tree this year? Answer: Hi Margaret, although unsightly…

What to do in the garden in March

…Order your plug plants now. They're sent at just the right time for planting, and with step by step instructions. You don't even need a greenhouse to grow them on, a sunny back bedroom or windowsill will be enough. When you pot up, add some easy feed or plug boost, so your plants get the very best start…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 22nd March 2013

…easy to grow in a fertile, moist soil. With my vegetable plot I dedicate an area to permanent plants such as raspberries, strawberries and herbs and then make sure I leave a few beds free for annual crops such as carrots and broccoli, which I edge with quick-growing salad crops such as lettuce, beetroot…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th June 2011

…24th June - Your horticultural questions answered. Click here to view details of our previous Q&A sessions. Name: Tracey Dawson Question: Is there any edible crops I can grow in shade? Thanks. Answer: Hi Tracey, you can certainly grow crops in partial shade although deep shade won’t give good results…

Seed Sowing - Where did I go wrong?

…go wrong? A handy guide to problems with seed sowing, germination, general growing pains and how to avoid them next year! Why didn't my seeds germinate? There are many reasons why seeds may fail to germinate, and not all of them are your fault! Most problems are related to the sowing conditions and…

Salad Leaves - a lot to be desired

…its true form or as spinach beet or chard. Or how about sampling a little sorrel with its lemon-like flavour? For most of us though, for much of the year, the crisp leaves of well-grown lettuce will still reign supreme in the salad bowl, despite the growing competition. Seed of all these unusual salad…

Edible Flowers Guide

Edible Flowers Guide It is surprising how many flowers growing in our gardens are edible. Edible flowers have been used for years in cooking or as decorations for various dishes.The Chinese were the first to experiment with flowers as food and their many and varied recipes can be traced back as far back…

Effect of Light on Germination and Seedlings

…parent usually grows, so as to ensure that those which fall in an area conducive to growth will germinate and those which fall in less salubrious circumstances bide their time. For example a seed requiring light to germinate might fall into the deep shade of another plant where growing conditions would…

What to do in the garden in July

…vegetable crops daily in warm weather. Try to ensure that they are consistently moist. * • Use grass clippings as a mulch around potato plants to stop tubers near the surface from turning green. Alternatively earth up your potato plants as they grow. If you're growing potatoes in bags, gradually add more…

Thompson & Morgan's Trial Grounds

how a variety is going to perform in the garden - we want to see what works! The plants might be protected with fleece when necessary, but otherwise they are left to their own devices. The horticultural team will keep an eye on the vegetable plants throughout the growing season and regularly check how

What to do in the garden in May

…our potato growing guide for information about how to earth up potatoes. * • Harvest asparagus spears when they are no more than 18cm tall. * • Harvest rhubarb, picking only a third of the total amount of stems. * • Thin out direct-sown vegetables such as spinach, carrot and lettuce seedlings then…

Companion Planting Guide

…Take care with some companion plants such as mint - these are fast-growing plants and will quickly smother your crop. Grow mint in containers to keep it under control. Companion planting chart Companion plant 1 Companion plant 2 How does it work Cabbage, kale, cauliflower Nasturtium Plant Nasturtiums…

2012 Garden New Year's Resolutions

to plan.” Andrew M's Resolution "As I live in a flat (without a balcony) I am limited to what I can grow. However, I would like to grow more things on my windowsills, such as salad leaves and herbs. I may become more adventurous after I see how successful I am at growing them! I also want to brighten…

Hanging Baskets from Seed

…form of liner to prevent the soil falling out. This could be plastic film, an artificial liner or moss. Moss ensures excellent drainage and high humidity both of which help the plants to grow well, but you will need to water more often than with the other liners which are easier to use, although you…

Tokely's Tales Gardening Blog - May 2012

…, which will need spraying to keep them under control as soon as the foliage is dry one evening. Sweet peas are over 30cm (12in) tall, both in the large patio containers and the ground where I have them growing. As they grow I am making sure they can attach themselves to the wire supports in the containers…

Tokely's Tales Gardening Blog - April 2012

to how I was going to keep my garden looking good this year, especially as I will be reliant on only being able to use a watering can. Luckily, all my water butts are full from winter rainfall, so this will limit the amount of mains water I will be using and hopefully a little rain throughout the growing

Coleshill School Gardening Club | Club in the Spotlight

…particularly to growing vegetables. The assistants at the after school club are also members of Coleshill Gardening club, so the children are benefiting from a wealth of horticultural knowledge and know-how. Not only does the school have 3 vegetable beds and a fruit patch in which to grow produce, the…

Viability of Vegetables

…in the style of Thomas Tusser (1524-80) to show how long vegetable seed can be kept. The Editor has had recourse to refer to it on numerous occasions since it first appeared in print in 1963. Write the year of buying on the packets when you fold them over to put them away in a dry drawer in a shed or…

Tokely's Tales Gardening Blog - March 2012

…are growing on the glasshouse shelving so they get maximum light and remain short and stocky. At the same time of sowing these I sowed a few 'Little Gem' and 'Lettony' lettuce seeds under glass. These have been pricked out and will give me an early salad; I will continue to sow a few lettuce seeds…

Tokely's Tales Gardening Blog - September 2012

…the growing season. The carrots will be fine for use in the kitchen, but were not the quality I had expected for use on the show bench. As a result the parsnips won 2nd, the beetroot 1st and the carrots failed to pick up a card. Next to be lifted were cabbage, sweetcorn, kohl rabi and lettuce. The majority…

Specialised seed sowing information

…but is most problematic on fast growing flower seedlings such as antirrhinums, lobelias, nemesias, petunias, salvias and stocks or vegetable seedlings like cabbages, cress, lettuces, tomatoes, peas and beans. Some slow growing trees and shrubs are also very prone to grey mould forms of damping off.…