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How (and Why) to Leave Your Vegetable Patch Fallow Over Winter

There are many gardeners who take pride in growing wholesome, organically-grown produce right throughout the year. But I’m not one of them. I’m a distinctly “fair weather gardener”. Living in the UK as I...

10 Fantastic Low Effort Crops for Busy Gardeners

This year I did something a little bit crazy; I went travelling for the entire summer and left my beloved vegetable plot in the hands of my mother-in-law. There were two impacts of this...

Beetroot Storage Ideas

Did you just bring in your latest harvest of beetroots and greens? You might be wondering how to store them for the winter. Short term storage is far easier than long term, and won’t take...

Growing Scotch Bonnet

Scotch bonnets are among the hottest peppers in the world. The name might sound fun and happy, but the pepper itself is anything but. The typical spice rating of a Scotch Bonnet pepper is...

How to Grow Watermelons

There can be fewer more powerful tastes of summer than the crisp, sweet, cool flesh of a watermelon. For many of us in cooler climates (like me in the UK) they conjure up images...

How To Grow White Currants

Sweeter than their more famous family members of red currants, white currants are rarely found in local nurseries. For this reason, you're going to want to grow your own to fully experience their exquisite...

How to Grow Mushrooms

Mushrooms are among the fastest-growing breeds of plants. They are much faster at maturing that most common fruits and vegetables. The best part about growing mushrooms is that they don’t eat up space in...

Best Herbs for Shade

While most herbs require some sunlight, these herbs actually thrive in the shade. This is great for anyone who has areas in their garden that have shade because they're barren. If you're tired of...

Growing Onions from Seed

Onions are a must have in many kitchens. They're easy to grow from seed and many gardeners start them indoors before the last frost in order to have a jump start on the gardening...

Growing Leeks from Seed

There are two traditional ways to grow leeks. The first of these is growing leeks from seed; the second is to buy "starts" which are essentially leek seedlings. Growing leeks from seed is just...