Tag Archives: greenhouse

HOW TO GROW CITRUS – Kaffir Lime

Growing Citrus can be tricky as they like lots of light, feeding well in the growing season but dont like to be kept wet, but they are tough and even very poorly specimens can be revived.
Lemons and Oranges are great to grow purely for scent and the odd fruit but my favorite is Kaffir Lime as its an essential  ingredient in Thai cooking and almost Impossible to buy fresh and the fresh leaves add so much more to a dish when used.

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WHAT TO GROW AND SOW IN NOVEMBER

November is a month to get lots of planning done ,what worked,what didnt its the time we order seeds and plants for next year but also great for planting trees and preparing perennial  beds for long tern crops like asparagus

Taking the time to prepare a bed for things like asparagus is essential as they can grow for up to 20 years

There are things to sow Broad beans and peas outside the hardneck garlic’s and salads under cover,its also vital to cover your winter Brassicas against pigeon damage

Planting and growing Asparagus

How to make a Perennial bed

November 2012

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Jerusalem artichokes -end of season care

One of my winter staples Jerusalem artichokes are so much better fresh out of the ground.Great as a temporary windbreak and with very few problems and because there perennial incredibly cost effective as they will last for years
I made a film showing you how to plant these great vegetables here I show you how to prepare Jerusalem artichokes for the Winter, its simple                                                   one small tip, you can incorporate the herb Winter Savory into your dishes when cooking it as the herb counteracts the affects this great vegetable has on some people

How to grow Jerusalem artichokes

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HOW TO GROW MELONS

Although having a wonderfully exotic taste musk melons and their derivatives are no harder to grow than a cucumber.  Easy to grow outdoors as they will scramble across the bed, a better use of space in the greenhouse to grow them up supports.  If you do this you will really need to support each individual melon and this film shows you a simple way to do this.

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HOW TO GROW CUCAMELONS

One of the most popular ‘designer vegetables’ Cucamelons are easy to grow productive and fairly trouble free whether being allowed to cascade from a hanging basket or climb a support in the greenhouse with the same care as a cucumber they will produce lots of grape sized fruit.

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