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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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RASPBERRIES – HOW TO TRAIN AND PRUNE

Raspberries are easy to look after if you follow some simple rules for pruning them to make sure you get maximum crop which also helps to reduce there chance of disease as there not as congested.Your Raspberries will be either Summer fruiting called floricane types or Autumn Fruiting called primocane and as i grow then next to each other its easy to see the difference.These Raspberry were all planted earlier in the year and its important to get your stock plants from a reputable nursery
After you have pruned you raspberries its best to either burn or dispose of the trimming but dont add them to your compost heap as you may spread disease spores

I have been as asked which secateurs I use  Okatsune Secateurs
from Niwaki who have a fantastic range of superb pruning tools

The Nursery I use for my fruit is Blackmore fruit

 

 

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HOW TO HARVEST GARLIC

Having grown your garlic the way you harvest it can have a dramatic effect on how long it stores for,so following these simple steps will give you the longest storage possible

If you would more information on growing garlic I have compiled a resource post which contains all my films on hotbeds,  just click the link below

Garlic resource

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GROWING POTATOES IN A BAG – CROPPING

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.

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