Vegetable Gardening

How to Prepare a Seed Bed

The soil must be prepared before seeds are planted. The prepared soil is called a seed bed. A vegetable seedbed should be:  level well drained – therefore it is dug to loosten the soil & break up the pan which would
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Local Farmer Provides Allotments

A  local farmer in Beverley, Tamara Hall, is providing 4 acres of land for allotments. There was a waiting list of over 300 for allotments in Beverley, but that has now been drastically reduced as 64 people have signed up
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Planting Autumn Onions

Shakespeare is a good variety of onion to plant as sets in the autumn. Onion sets are very small bulbs which will grow into mature onions.  Onion  sets are often planted instead of onion seeds as they are thought to produce
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Analyse Your Garden Soil

We offer 2 levels of soil analysis for garden soil: broad spectrum analysis basic analysis You will receive a detailed interpretation of the results of either level, as well as fertiliser recommendations for either fruit, vegetables, ornamentals or lawns. Broad
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Happy New Year!

Happy new year to you all! Let it be full of delicious veg……..but first make two new year resolutions. These are mine: 1. To go out and enjoy the garden this year; sit in it & chill out! 2. Not
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Leeks planted following early potatoes

The Chef has planted leeks on the Plot following early potatoes.                       The seed potatoes planted on 2nd April have produced delicious new potatoes which have been lifted from the
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Plot Update 30 June

The Chef sent an update on his Plot dated 30 June. Everything is growing well – with a good variety of vegetables in the garden. potatoes – another root was dug today, with six new potatoes on it.  One had
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The Plot is Producing

The photo below shows how the Plot is producing.                 Three months after the Chef dug up his lawn he has a fantastic, promising vegetable garden. The small seed leaves, (called cotyledons), seen
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Red onions showing growth.

The red onions on the Chef’s plot are showing a bit of growth. The birds have been busy pulling the onion sets out of the row, but the Chef has pushed them back in.  The birds will not be able to
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Cold temperatures in the vegetable garden

The temperature in the vegetable garden is still cold.  Yesterday, the soil temperature in the Chef’s plot was 2.4degrees C. The seed potatoes are happier in the garage at this temperature. So while the soil temperature remains cold there will
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