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Asparagus – Queen of Vegetables
8 Dec
Asparagus – Queen of Vegetables Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment during December

Things to do in the dark days of November
27 Nov
Things to do in the dark days of November Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

On the allotment – in your garden

Bonfires – love ’em or loathe ’em!
3 Nov
Bonfires – love ’em or loathe ’em! Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Gardening fun in November week 1

Fruit bushes to plant now
27 Oct
Fruit bushes to plant now Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

On the allotment - late October and into November

Sowing broad beans
20 Oct
Sowing broad beans Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Time to sow on your allotment or veg patch - October week 4

Planting onion sets, shallots and garlic
13 Oct
Planting onion sets, shallots and garlic Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Time to plant on your allotment - October week 2

It’s not too late to plant cabbages and leeks
6 Oct
It’s not too late to plant cabbages and leeks Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on your allotment or in your veg patch – now!

Two spectacular soft fruit plants - Loganberry and
29 Sep
Two spectacular soft fruit plants - Loganberry and Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

Garden fun on your allotment or veg patch - late September

Allotment gardening – National Allotment Week
11 Aug
Allotment gardening – National Allotment Week Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the veg patch: August week 2

The benefits of Comfrey
4 Aug
The benefits of Comfrey Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the veg patch: August week 1

Time for some humdrum gardening: how to hoe
21 Jul
Time for some humdrum gardening: how to hoe Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the veg patch: July week 3

Sowing green manures
14 Jul
Sowing green manures Posted By: rocket veg Category: Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the garden: July week 2

Planting summer and winter brassicas
16 Jun
Planting summer and winter brassicas Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Allotment and veg patch advice: June week 2

The joy of Sweet Peas
6 Jun
The joy of Sweet Peas Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

On your allotment – in the garden: early June

Bee friendly bedding plants
24 May
Bee friendly bedding plants Posted By: Hugh Forbia Category: Bees, Garden Wildlife, Seasonal Tips

A guide to our top ten bee-friendly bedding plants.

Things to do to get a good crop of Potatoes
3 May
Things to do to get a good crop of Potatoes Posted By: rocket veg Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

On the allotment and veg patch – May week 1

What on earth are Cucurbits?
20 Apr
What on earth are Cucurbits? Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

On the allotment and veg patch – April week 3: Sowing Cucumbers, Courgettes, Squash and Melons

Time to plant potatoes
31 Mar
Time to plant potatoes Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and in the garden at the end of March and early April

Time to sow salad crops in modules
24 Mar
Time to sow salad crops in modules Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch – March week 4

Creating a fine tilth and sowing seed
16 Mar
Creating a fine tilth and sowing seed Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch in mid-March

Perfect Parsnips
3 Mar
Perfect Parsnips Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

The secrets of germinating and growing Parsnips

Lovely tomatoes!
22 Feb
Lovely tomatoes! Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch – late February

Time to sow Lettuce
15 Feb
Time to sow Lettuce Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Sowing, planting and harvesting Lettuces on the allotment or veg patch

Looking after your Broad Beans
30 Jan
Looking after your Broad Beans Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Things to do on the allotment or veg patch – early February

Compost & pruning autumn Raspberries
24 Jan
Compost & pruning autumn Raspberries Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and garden veg patch during January week 4

Planning, preparation and pottering
16 Jan
Planning, preparation and pottering Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and garden veg patch during January week 3

Seed potatoes
9 Jan
Seed potatoes Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and garden veg patch during January week 2

Tending rhubarb
1 Jan
Tending rhubarb Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and in the garden during January week : Planting, feeding and forcing rhubarb

Pruning soft fruit bushes
26 Dec
Pruning soft fruit bushes Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do on the allotment and in the garden during December week 4

Early sowing and greenhouse cleaning and tidying
19 Dec
Early sowing and greenhouse cleaning and tidying Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do in the garden and on the allotment during December week 3

Raking, dead-heading and plant protection
14 Dec
Raking, dead-heading and plant protection Posted By: rocket veg Category: Growing Veg, Seasonal Tips

Tasks to do in the garden and on the allotment during December week 2

Winter Protection
15 Nov
Winter Protection Posted By: Hugh Forbia Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

It's time to think about protecting tender plants from the onset of Winter.

Camellias - and how to care for them
5 Nov
Camellias - and how to care for them Posted By: Hugh Forbia Category: Plant Care, Seasonal Tips

A guide to Camellias including cultivation tips and advice on growing them in pots.

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