Scale Insect and Sooty Mould Infestation

Scale insect is particularly tricky to eliminate as the adults form hard waxy shells that act as a protective armour. Worse still, on indoor plants the environment allows them to continue reproducing all year round add to that the honeydew they secrete  becomes a host for sooty mould

 

Once established  your plants will start to look Continue reading

How to Grow Celery

Wonderfully crunchy but much maligned as tasteless celery is one of those vegetables that really does taste different when you grow your own

 

There are two type of celery we can grow :self-blanching (you dont have to exclude light) and Blanched

Celery has a reputation of being difficult to grow but Continue reading

Question: I noticed you mentioned using coffee grounds on the vegetable garden to protect from slugs, is this a legal practice?

I get a lot of questions here at Learn How To Garden from subscribers and viewers. I had an interesting one recently from Aidan that’s very timely .  Here’s Aidan’s question:

“Hi Mark,
I notice you mentioned using coffee grounds on the vegetable garden to protect from slugs, is this a legal practice as during a  search on the internet I came across this article”

00-coffee-groundWhat this question does bring to the forefront is Continue reading

Question Can Dog hair be used in the garden?

I get a lot of questions here at Learn How To Garden from subscribers and viewers. I had an interesting one recently from David that”s very timely .

Here’s David’s question:

Hi Mark,
I think your tips&clips and newsletter are top value. I really get a lot of useful, interesting info from them.
In your clips on planting beans you recommend putting wool down as a base layer & that you use Angora wool from your goats. I have 9 Leonberger dogs which, when groomed, produce a lot of wool-like coat. Could I use this coat as base layer? (Btw, if you want to see what our Leonbergers look like go to:
http//:leonberger.pl)
Thanks in advance,
David

 

Hair pic

The simple answer is yes you can Continue reading