Category: Hints & Tips

Organic Gardening Tips for July

This is the month to start to harvest the fruits of your labours. Home grown fruit and vegetables taste fabulous – time to enjoy! Jobs to do in the garden this month: • Water and feed all areas regularly with our liquid fertiliser, especially onions if you are growing them • Dig up and enjoy…

Organic Gardening Tips for June

We have the Jubilee bank holiday weekend to enjoy some extra time in our gardens, and warmer weather is hopefully arriving soon! Greenhouses around the UK will be emptied and window-sills in houses can be cleared of plants as everything can be planted out. Time to harvest rhubarb to make a rhubarb summer pudding! Gardening…

Organic Gardening Tips for May

May is a month of planting out, so lets hope the frosts stay away so we can! We also need some rain, after a very dry winter and spring, so make sure you keep up with the watering and feeding. Jobs to do this month: • Plant out tomatoes in unheated greenhouse • Prick out…

Organic Gardening Tips for April

The sun is shining, the snow showers keep coming and the nights are cold. Don’t rush to plant out young seedlings or Jack Frost might get them! Jobs to do this month: Protect plants from the frost Sow all sorts of seeds in a heated greenhouse or inside on a windowsill: tomatoes, peppers, marrows etc…

Organic Gardening Tips for March

Spring is almost here and the storms have hopefully all gone! Time to do lots of preparation and sowing of early crops in the greenhouse. The warm sun is coming very soon!! Jobs to do this month: • Start off seedlings including annuals and summer vegetables like Lettuce, Cabbage and Beetroot • Sow flower seeds…

Organic Gardening Tips for February

Spring is almost here! The days are gradually getting longer…..Time to do lots of preparation and sowing of early crops in the greenhouse or on your windowsills. Jobs to do this month: • Plant herbs in pots to keep in the kitchen • Peaches and grapes can be planted in the greenhouse • Apply Natural…

Why you should top dress your plants with compost or soil conditioner

Slow-release organic fertiliser

Top dressing means spreading nutritious organic material on your garden several inches thick, like a mulch.  A lot of composts that people are using are being made with green waste. This sounds great, but you have no idea what has gone in to the green waste and sadly people are finding lots of plastic and…

Organic Gardening Tips for January

January 2022

A new year has begun!! Welcome 2022!  Its time to make plans for your garden and allotment and order in seeds and plants!  We can now also look forward to ever so slightly lighter evenings as the shortest day has passed…. Jobs to do this month: • Prune soft fruit removing old stems • Plant…

Organic Gardening Tips for December

Holly, Winter, Feed for birds, seedlings

Its time to start hiding away in the warm indoors and planning what lovely flowers and crops you will be planting next year! Don’t forget to prune all your fruit trees and bushes. Jobs to do this month: • harvest winter vegetables such as potatoes and brussel sprouts • cover rhubarb with forcing pots •…

Organic Gardening Tips for November

Hornbeam, autumn colours, golden leaves,

The days are getting shorter and colder, so its time to start protecting your plants from the changing weather. Jobs to do this month: • Sow onion seeds and sweet peas now in the greenhouse • Complete winter fruit tree pruning • Protect winter vegetables from pigeons with netting • Cover your rhubarb with our…