Vegetables
Can You Grow Potatoes All Year Round?

Potatoes are an easy crop to grow and provide a lot of calories, as such they would be a great crop to grow all year round. But is this possible in the UK? Can you grow potatoes all year round? let's have a look and find out.Can You Grow Potatoes All Year RoundCan You Grow Potatoes All ...

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Stages of growing tomatoes from seed

If you are thinking of growing your own tomatoes from seed then firstly I strongly encourage you to try it, it is a really rewarding thing to do, and secondly here is a complete guide on all the stages of growing tomatoes from seed! Enjoy.stages of growing tomatoes from seedStage 1 New ...

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Do Slugs Eat Tomatoes?

Everyone knows slugs can be hungry little buggers and that they can devour treasured crops. But not all plants are eaten by slugs, but what about tomatoes? If you are planning on growing your own tomatoes then you will want to know if they are going to be a target for the slugs. Well, let's have a ...

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Do Slugs Eat Pumpkins?

If you are wanting to grow some pumpkins on your plot or in your garden then you will want to know what could eat them. Slugs are always a problem in the UK, but are they a problem for pumpkins? Do slugs even eat pumpkins? Let's have a look and find out.Do Slugs Eat PumpkinsSo, Do Slugs ...

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Do Slugs Eat Rhubarb?

If you are planning on growing some rhubarb then you will want to know what can damage them. Take slugs for example, do slugs eat rhubarb? Let's have a look and find out.Do Slugs Eat RhubarbDo Slugs Like Rhubarb?If your Rhubarb plant is well established then slugs and snails ...

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Do Slugs Eat Beetroot?

If you are planning on growing a nice harvest of some delicious beets then you will need to know what pest problems you may face. One of the biggest problems for most UK gardeners is slugs and nails, but do these affect beetroot? Do slugs eat beetroot? let's have a look and find out.Do Slugs ...

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Do Slugs Eat Lettuce?

If you are planning on growing your own lettuce then you obviously need to know what dangers face your young crop. Are slugs a particular problem for lettuce may be one question you ask, do slugs even eat lettuce? Let's have a look and find out.Do Slugs Eat LettuceSo, Do Slugs Eat Lettuce? ...

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Do Slugs Eat Leeks?

If you are hoping to grow your own delicious leeks this year then you will be wondering if you need to be worried about slugs. We know they will devour lots of plants, but what about leeks? Do slugs eat leeks?Do Slugs Eat Leeks?So, Do Slugs Like Leeks?Most alliums are generally safe ...

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Do Slugs Eat Onions?

Do slugs like onions? They aren't normally a pest that is associated with onions but is this because they don't eat them or just because onion flies are normally the ones to worry about? let's find out.Do Slugs Eat OnionsSo, Do slugs like onions?One good way to protect young plants ...

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Do Slugs Eat Broad Beans?

Something munching at your broad beans, could it be the old enemy? Do slugs even eat broad beans? Let's have a look and find out.Do Slugs Eat Broad BeansDo Slugs Like Broad Beans?There isn't much a slug won't eat, but there are certain plants they prefer over others. Broad beans ...

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Do Slugs Eat Carrots?

If you have just transplanted some young carrot seedlings or are trying to direct sow them then you will want to know how they fare with that all too familiar garden pest, the slug. So, do slugs eat carrots? And if they do, what can you do about it?Do Slugs Eat CarrotsDo slugs like ...

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Do Ants Eat Blackfly?

If you have spotted Blackfly on your broad beans then you might also have seen some ants hanging about nearby and wondered if this is a good thing, are the ants eating the blackfly?Do Ants Eat BlackflyDo Ants Eat Blackfly?So the ants are not a good thing at all but it is no surprise ...

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Help! My Broad Beans Have Gone Leggy

If your broad bean seedlings have grown very leggy (very long and slender) then you may be wondering what you did wrong and if there is any way you can fix it? Let's have a look and find out.Leggy Broad BeansWhy do broad beans go leggy?Growing seedlings indoors is one of the main ...

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How to support peas when growing?

If you are planning on growing peas this year then you will need a way to support them and allow them to climb. There are lots of options available but which will be best for you? let's have a look at some of your choices and talk about the pros and cons below.How to support peas when growing ...

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What is an F1 tomato hybrid?

If you have been studying the tomato seeds packs in your local gardening centre you will have noticed that a lot of the tomato seeds are F1 hybrids. What does this mean? What is an F1 hybrid tomato? Let's have a look and find out.What is an F1 tomato hybrid?F1 HybridsThis just means ...

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Help! My Rocket is Flowering

If you have just started to notice flowers appearing on your rocket then you may well be wondering what to do with it. Is there anything you can do or is this plant now done?Flowering RocketWhen your rocket flowers it is often referred to as bolting and is to be avoided for the most ...

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How Many Chilli Plants Per Pot?

If you are growing chilli's for the first time then one common question is how many chilli plants can I have per pot? Read on to find out this and more.how many chilli plants per potThe question really comes down to how big is your pot? And how much space do you have? You certainly can ...

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How to string grow tomatoes in a greenhouse

One popular method of growing tomatoes in a greenhouse has them growing up a string suspended from the roof, but how do you do this? Let's jump in and have a look.how to string grow tomatoes in a greenhouseHow to grow tomatoes up a stringGrowing tomatoes up a string is not a new idea ...

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Can you use Rose Clear on Tomatoes?

Aphids can be a real pain when growing tomatoes. Those little sap sucking monsters can wreak all kinds of havoc on your toms if you aren't paying close attention. But if you are looking closely and have started to notice an aphid intrusion then you will be wondering how best to deal with it. If ...

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How Peas Are Grown

Peas are a staple vegetable in many of our diets, but not everyone knows how peas are grown, so let's take a look. We will look at how peas are grown both domestically in gardens and allotments and also how peas are grown commercially on large scale farms.Commercial V DomesticPeas are ...

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How Long do Peas Take to Germinate

Everyone loves homegrown peas fresh from the garden or allotment. They just taste soo much sweeter than anything you can buy from the shops. Because of this you obviously plan on growing some of your own this year, good on you, but are wondering how long your peas will take to germinate? Maybe you ...

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When to Plant Peas?

Homegrown peas taste very different from store-bought alternatives. There is nothing quite like a freshly picked pea pod, they are so sweet and crisp, almost like a whole different vegetable from what you normally get. Because of this, they are a favourite of veg patches up and down the country. ...

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5 Vegetables You Can Grow in Pots on a Patio

Not everyone has a huge space they can dedicate to growing vegetables, that's where these 5 handy veg come in. They don't mind being grown in pots and will happily produce gorgeous vegetables right on your patio.1. CarrotsCarrots will grow just fine in a confined space like a pot, just ...

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How to Train Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a staple of British allotments, found growing in greenhouses and polytunnels up and down the isles, with a few hardy species even growing outdoors. These fast-growing plants are eager to grow, but they require proper support and training in order to maximise your yield. So how do you ...

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What Makes Cucumber Bitter Tasting?

Cucumbers are easy to grow and provide tons of fruit, so they sound perfect, but homegrown cucumbers can have a dark side, a very bitter dark side. If you have ever bitter into an intensely bitter cucumber then you will know just how disgusting they can be, but what causes this bitter taste? And ...

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How to Grow Cucumbers in Grow Bags

I always use grow bags for my greenhouse cucumbers. In particular, I like to use the Tomatorite giant deep fill bags. You can find them on Amazon here, although I will say you will find them much cheaper in a garden centre or, like me, Homebase.So why would you use a grow bag for ...

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Should I Pinch Out Cucumbers?

Cucumbers grown in the greenhouse should be grown vertically up a trellis, string, cane or other support structure. When you are training your cucumbers into growing up support you will have no doubt wondered what you should do with side shoots. Should you pinch them out? Well, let me answer that ...

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