Category Archives: Problems with vegatables

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 Scale Insect and Sooty Mould Infestation



Now is the time to be sowing your parsnips for the winter.  These are one of my all time favourite vegetables!  They can be tricky but well worth the effort and they really do respond to having well prepared soil and being kept weed free over there long growing season

If your soil is heavy its always a good idea to incorporate some grit or “Rock Dust” into the growing deb and use a proper rake to create a fine tilth for sowing



Tomatoes are the favorite summer crop for most gardeners and if you follow some simple steps will reward you with a taste that you just can not  buy. These films take you through a seasons growing using a variety of techniques and cover how to feed Tomatoes and some of the preventative measures you can take to avoid problems.

1.Starting with Tomatoes

2.How to sow Tomatoes for great germination

3.Tomato seedlings how to pot on

4.How to plant out Tomatoes

5.Tomatoes  the vital importance of ‘Pinching Out’

6.Spraying Tomatoes Organically with “MILK”!!!

7Tomatoes Preventative Organic spraying against Blight

8.Tomatoes    Truss Supports ? On a Tomato !!

9. Tomato Feeding -How to balance nutrients

10.Tomatoes Late Summer update  Defoliate

11. Bettys Tumbling Tomatoes

If you haven’t decided which variety’s of tomatoes to grow this year you may want to watch these films first

A.  Those Tomatoes that simply taste the best

B. Exciting Tomato recommended by Raymond Blanc



No-Dig Bed Mid Winter Update

With snow covering most of the uk i took advantage of a short break in the weather to film this quick update on the No-Dig bed i built in under 30 mins earlier in the year

Its really amazing how much this No-Dig bed has produced and i think for most people with an average garden they are the perfect way to grow vegetables



Its been a difficult year for growing lots of vegetables but we still have some great winter squash,which if you harvest and store them correctly they will grace your kitchen over Autumn and Winter