Make a Garden Cold Frame for Free

Do You Need a Cold Frame in the Garden? It all depends on the weather, how much you raise from seed and how much you garden. Oh and whether you already have a greenhouse or poly-tunnel! In dry or windy climates it can be very difficult to get seed trays to remain moist enough for the seeds to germinate. In cold climates a cold frame can give

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Onions Sprouting in Store?

Lots of people seem to worry about their onions.  Onions have a terrible habit of sprouting in store when the temperature changes.  Even bought onions may start to sprout green shoots in your kitchen cupboard or refrigerator. This is nothing to worry about the onion is a biennial plant and it wants to get growing again in its second year even

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How Big Should The Vegetable Garden Be?

For all those interested in self sufficiency the size of the Veg Garden is an important question. Many people looking to grow their own Veg are unsure of how much space it requires to become independent of any Suppliers for their Vegetables. Here you can learn how much Veg to grow to feed a Family of three or four easily. To begin with there is

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The Casa Dirty Boots 4 Year Crop Rotation System

This is the 4 Year Crop Rotation System we follow. Year One Apply lots of muck and plant potatoes. When the potatoes are lifted we plant brassicas which will all be harvested by very early the following spring. Year Two Sow peas and beans along with some spring sown brassicas for harvesting in summer-autumn Traditionally you would apply lime

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Everyone Can Plant A Few Potatoes

Whether you say Potato or Potatoe one thing is certain, everyone can have a few fresh Potatoes wherever they live. From a Field full of this most delicious of crops to a single Potato planted in a Container, we can all do it. You may have been Chitting your Seed Potatoes for Weeks, getting ready to Plant them out when the little Shoots have

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