When growing lettuce the seedlings often grow very quickly after germination and they benefit from potting on slightly deeper
In this film I explain why and also how to avoid “Damping off” a problem that can be devastating to young seedlings
If you dont want to devote the space to growing main crop potatoes in your garden or you would like to new potatoes with your Christmas dinner the best way to grow them is in a container or bag. I have never seen the point in paying good money for a ‘specific potato growing bag’ when they are perfectly happy in a recycling bag supplied by yoru local council. Just 12 weeks after planting these potatoes I show you what sort of crop you can expect from them.
The title is far more complicated than the construction!!
One of the quickest and most effective ways of creating a new productive vegetable bed is by combining the techniques of No-Dig growing and the use of Straw or Hay bales.This film explains how and why i find this such a great way to add growing beds quickly and get the bed productively producing fresh vegetables the shortest time.
Its so easy to build and within 40minuites i was planting Courgettes,Summer Squash and Winter Squash in this new No-Dig Raised bed
This second film shows the amazing germination and growth that the hotbed generates after only a few weeks while growth in the normal beds at this time of year is nearly at a standstill, or at best just starting.
If you would more information on Hotbeds I have compiled a resource post which contains all my films on hotbeds, just click the link below
As the No-Dig bed will not have been cultivated by Double Digging during the winter we need to replenish the nutrients so in the Spring we can use our home made compost or well rotted manure or even spent mushroom compost.
No-Dig growing allows you to make the best use of your compost and it puts the roots of your plants into a great growing medium with out the winter rains having washed any of the available nutrients away allowing them the best possible access to all the available feed