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The end of the Harvest Season

Person Author: Sojali Farm Calender October 21, 2015 Posted Tags: , , , , Comment No Comments
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As we near the end of Harvest season, what do we do with our plots, containers and gardens? Plots: Now is the time for adding mulch, ground cover seeds or weed sheets. Some people even just turn their soil and leave their plots alone to let nature do its thing, although if you are not a daily visitor, then after the bad weather, it can very quickly turn into the day of the triffids on the plot! Containers: All that spent soil needs emptied into the composter(s) and the pots cleaned thoroughly with jeyes and water, and stored ready for the Spring time! Gardens: By now, your last lawn cut should of been done or about to be done depending on your geographical location. The bulbs have been sown for the spring time and everything has been harvested (fruit trees) and pruned. Kitchen:

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Windowsill vegetable garden

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender August 17, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments
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Do you live in a flat with no allotment plot or garden? Well that is not an excuse not to grow your own. Even on your small windowsill you can grow some vegetables and some you can sow even now. I have a large plot but still I like to have some easy and quick to grow leaf vegetables and salads on my windowsill every now and then. You can grow lettuce for example almost all year around on your windowsill; the temperature is perfect for salad items to grow even in the winter inside, what is not ideal is the light as the days are short in the winter and the vegetables would ned longer daylights but they will still grow; a bit slower and not so well than in the summer months but you can still have some fresh veggies in your indoor vegetable garden. The best time however to grow vegetabl

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Veg seeds in pots in July

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender July 7, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments
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Well I have to say the weather and slugs defeated my plants outside; whatever is survived the slug and snail attack is hardly growing this year. But not all is lost as I have plenty of home made compost available, just had to sieve it and I had nice, black compost to sow some seeds in. You can sow quite a few things even as late as July outside or in containers. As the weather is really horrible I don’t want to risk my sowings outside again, so decided to go a bit pot crazy. With the size of plot I have is really stupid but hey, sometimes you have to compromise. Sowing in pots has many advantages, especially this year: -          easier to protect your crop from slugs and snails -          sowing in compost will result in higher germination rate -  

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Growing Strawberries in Containers.

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      We are well into May now and although the weather hasnt been kind to us, this is a great time to pot up some strawberry plants into containers for a crop of juicy summer fruits. There is nothing quitelike home grown strawberries picked fresh from the plant. They are nothing like the rather dissapointing berries you buy in a supermarket. Many varieties available to the home gardener are not grown commercially because they are too tender and sweet to travel. The Garden Centres and Nurseries have lots of potted plants available, but there might be more choice by mail order from specialist growers. There are strawberries varieties that will give you a crop from early spring to late autumn. The season can be extended by growing some in the greenhouse or s

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