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'Vegetables For Different Soil Types'

How to grow mushrooms

…may become sensitised by high concentrations of spores. Choose a well ventilated area for mushrooms to fruit in. Types of mushrooms Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) Why not try something a little bit different, and grow your own mushrooms? Mushroom growing may seem complicated but our easy to…

How to Grow Plants in Raised Beds

…choose the type of soil you place in your raised beds - this is particularly useful for growing ericaceous (lime-hating) plants such as Azaleas, Camelia and Heather. * Good drainage and warmer soil early on in the spring. * Prevention of soil compaction as you do not need to walk on the soil surface…

How To Grow Potatoes in the Ground

…space for a vegetable plot or raised beds, follow our easy how-to guide to find out how to grow potatoes in trenches in the ground. Preparing the site When growing your own potatoes choose an open position in full sun on fertile, well drained soil. Avoid soil where potatoes have grown for two years…

Vegetables | 'How To' Gardening Guides

…easy to grow vegetable plants that crop prolifically through summer and into early autumn. Find out how to grow courgettes... How To Grow Cucumbers Growing cucumber plants is really quite easy once you understand that there are two main types available, and these need different treatment to produce…

How to improve your garden soil

…your soil type, take a look at our 'Plants for different soil types' article. How can I improve my soil? Some plants are well adapted to growing in certain types of soil, although even these plants may struggle to cope if your soil is too compacted or too light. The best way to improve any soil type

Plants for a Purpose

…mutual benefits to each other. Find out more... Plants for Different Soil Types Whether you garden on clay, silt or sand there are steps you can take to improve your soil and get the best performance from your plants. Find out more... Plants for Containers Containers help utilise all the available…

Plants for Containers | Plants for a Purpose

for wildlife * Plants for different soil types * Plants for coastal gardens and exposed sites Annual Plants for Containers: Annual Plants for Containers Ideal for Full Sun Ideal for Shade Ideal for Patio Containers Ideal for Baskets Ideal for Flower Pouches® Ideal for Window Boxes Ideal for

Plants for Shade | Plants for a Purpose

for a Purpose' articles: * Back to 'Plants for a Purpose' * Trees for small gardens * Drought resistant plants * Plants for sunny and dry borders * Plants for containers * Plants for wildlife * Plants for different soil types * Plants for coastal gardens and exposed sites Bulbs for shade Bulbs for

Plants for Wildlife | Plants for a Purpose

for a Purpose' articles: * Back to 'Plants for a Purpose' * Trees for small gardens * Plants for shade * Plants for sunny, dry borders * Drought resistant plants * Plants for containers * Plants for different soil types * Plants for coastal gardens and exposed sites Spring flowering plants for

Plants for Sunny and Dry Borders | Plants for a Purpose

for a Purpose' * Trees for small gardens * Plants for shade * Drought resistant plants * Plants for containers * Plants for wildlife * Plants for different soil types * Plants for coastal gardens and exposed sites Gazania 'Tiger Stripes Mixed' Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs Many fruits, vegetables and…

How to Grow Cucumbers

…there are indoor types and outdoor varieties available. But it's worth checking that you have the right type for your garden before you start sowing. You can grow cucumbers in the ground, in growbags and even in containers. View all of our cucumber seed varieties. Different types of cucumber Growing…

How to Grow Peas

…in a small space. In fact, you can even grow them in containers on the patio for a really space-saving crop. Follow our guide on how to grow garden peas to enjoy the taste of your own home grown crop. Different types of peas Don't be fooled into thinking that all peas are the same. There are…

What to sow and grow in November

…Plant overwintering onion sets and garlic. For something different this year, try the massive Elephant Garlic. * • Asparagus crowns can be planted now for tasty home grown spears. * • Rhubarb crowns can be planted now in well prepared soil. Add plenty of organic matter - they are hungry…

Hanging Baskets

…several different types of basket available, from the old favourite wire mesh type, which is almost indestructible, to solid plastic types which are almost like a large pot. Wire types can be planted through the sides and bottom to give a floral ball effect, whereas solid plastic ones hold water for

Hanging Baskets from Seed

…several different types of basket available, from the old favourite wire mesh type, which is almost indestructible, to solid plastic types which are almost like a large pot. Wire types can be planted through the sides and bottom to give a floral ball effect, whereas solid plastic ones hold water for

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th February 2011

…unsure of your soil type then you could try these evergreen shrubs: * Garrya elliptica  (Silk-tassel bush) which produces long decorative catkins in winter and early spring (make sure you purchase a male plant such as 'James Roof' or 'Evie') * Eleagnus which provides a range of different evergreen…

How To Grow Raspberries

…grow for one year before bearing fruit and flowers. Because floricanes and primocanes produce crops on different aged stems, they require slightly different pruning techniques. Read on to find out how to prune raspberries. Where to Plant Raspberries Raspberries like fertile, well drained soil in a…

Growing brassicas from seed

…grow in a different site each year for 3 years. They should only be returned to their original plot in the fourth year. All brassicas (including Chinese vegetables. Kohl rabi, Swedes and Turnips) should be rotated in the vegetable garden. Rotation helps to avoid a build-up of soil pests and…

How To Grow Strawberries

…* Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes * Asparagus * Herbs * Mushrooms * Onion, Shallot & Garlic Sets * Seasonal Planting Vegetables * All Spring Planting Vegetables * All Autumn Planting Vegetables * Fruit * Fruit Plants * Blueberry…

Propagators

…will be more aware of getting value for money as well as fulfilling your needs! With so many types on the market, you may become confused by the choice. However, to make sense of what's on offer take time to list your needs, such as: * The range, quantity and type of plants you want to grow * Other…

How to grow potatoes in bags

…in March for harvesting throughout summer and autumn. They can also be planted in August/September for Christmas new potatoes (these are also known as Second Cropping Potatoes). Use the table below as a general guide on when to plant potatoes. Not sure what the difference is? Cropping Type Planting…

How To Grow Herbs

…Growing herbs in the vegetable garden is a good way to obtain large quantities of your favourite herbs and to allow for successional sowing of fast-growing types. Parsley, Coriander, Dill and Chervil can be sown in rows directly into the soil amongst the vegetables, or as an edging to beds.…

How To Grow Courgettes

…are easy to grow vegetable plants that crop prolifically through summer and into early autumn. They differ from larger marrows in that they are ready for picking very soon after flowering, though they will swell and form marrows if left to develop. There are several types of courgette, plants…

How To Grow Garlic

…out somewhere warm and dry before storing them. Any dry soil left on the bulbs can be gently brushed off. Bulbs should then store for up to 3 months in good condition. It really is so easy to grow your own garlic! Return to * Vegetable - 'How To' Gardening Guides * All 'How To' Gardening Guides…

How to Control Weeds in your Garden

…* Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes * Asparagus * Herbs * Mushrooms * Onion, Shallot & Garlic Sets * Seasonal Planting Vegetables * All Spring Planting Vegetables * All Autumn Planting Vegetables * Fruit * Fruit Plants * Blueberry…

Top 10 Autumn and Winter Flowering Bulbs

soil, thriving in moist shade beneath trees and associating beautifully with snowdrops. 9. Snowdrop This classic winter bulb has endless appeal. With so many different species and varieties to choose from, the snowdrop has gained almost fanatical popularity and galanthophiles pay enormous sums for a…

How to Grow Hydrangeas

…* Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes * Asparagus * Herbs * Mushrooms * Onion, Shallot & Garlic Sets * Seasonal Planting Vegetables * All Spring Planting Vegetables * All Autumn Planting Vegetables * Fruit * Fruit Plants * Blueberry…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 22nd August 2014

…requirements. * Sarah Jackson * Please can you recommend a green manure for planting on the veg patch over winter - to cover the bare soil vacated by the onions and carrots. Hello Sarah. There are a number of different Green Manures that you can use. Choosing the most beneficial one really depends…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and AnswerSession7th September 2012

…on my 'Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter' for some more ideas. You might also like to put part of your allotment over to a crop of green manure which can be sown now and dug into the ground in spring to help condition the soil. You can do the same again each year on different parts of the…

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

…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? Answer: Hi Andy, all the winter-hardy vegetables mentioned above for Emma's vegetable

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

…manure or compost to improve the soil and help it retain moisture. Ideally you would leave the area after digging for at least a few weeks to settle the soil. Before sowing the seed, remove any weed seedlings by hand. Tread the soil several times in different directions and rake over to create…

Effect of Light on Germination and Seedlings

…temperatures will induce a different form of dormancy! Some other popular types which prefer darkness for germination are: Calendula, Centaurea, Delphinium, Gazania, Nemesia, Primula sinensis, and Schizanthus. Providing artificial light should not normally be necessary for seeds sown in greenhouses,…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 30th May 2014

…* Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes * Asparagus * Herbs * Mushrooms * Onion, Shallot & Garlic Sets * Seasonal Planting Vegetables * All Spring Planting Vegetables * All Autumn Planting Vegetables * Fruit * Fruit Plants * Blueberry…

Salad Leaves - a lot to be desired

…sure the sand or soil stays moist. Higher temperature will give faster growth and the sand or soil can be used several times for further forcings. When the chicons are ready they can be snapped off the roots, which are then best discarded. Another type of chicory suitable for salads is the endive…

Breeding Delphiniums

…of delphinium on the basis of characteristic features of their seeds. Even if this number may be a subject for academic debate, it is nice to think that one could have a different delphinium for each day of the year. It also emphasises that the genus includes a wider variety of plants than we see in…

Facebook Question and Answer session 25th July 2014

…* Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes * Asparagus * Herbs * Mushrooms * Onion, Shallot & Garlic Sets * Seasonal Planting Vegetables * All Spring Planting Vegetables * All Autumn Planting Vegetables * Fruit * Fruit Plants * Blueberry…