How to Force Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a plant that enjoys summer-like weather. Sadly this weather typically doesn’t last for long in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Forcing rhubarb is a way to “trick” your rhubarb plants into fruiting earlier in the year, extending your harvesting season. Just as importantly forced rhubarb tends to have a sweeter flavor, and … Read more

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 of hot, Mediterranean areas; Spain, perhaps, or Greece. Surely, nobody could grow watermelons in more temperate conditions? As it turn out, … Read more

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 berries. The berries are white to cream in color and some will appear to be nearly yellow when they’re fully ripened. … Read more

How to Grow Jostaberries

If you’re looking to grow something a little unusual then you might just have found it in the jostaberry. Jostaberries are produced by crossing three different plants with one another; the blackcurrant, the black gooseberry and the European gooseberry. This unusual heritage makes for a thoroughly unique plant, which brings together the best of all … Read more