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Growing Tutorials

How to Grow Gooseberries

‘How to grow gooseberries’ is intended as a solid introduction to growing this relatively easy to grow fruit bush. For more detailed information on gooseberries please feel free to contact us, we are always delighted to help. Gooseberries can be … Continue reading

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How to Grow Blackcurrants & Redcurrants

Currants are an excellent fruit for the home gardener as they a relatively trouble free and produce large crops of highly nutritious fruit. Currants are divided into black, red and white types with many varieties to choose from. In general … Continue reading

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How to grow onions

Onions are some of the easiest things to grow and require very little looking after. As our friend Dermot Carey (last head gardener of Lissadell House) says if you can’t grow onions you might as well hang up your gardening … Continue reading

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Best watering practices for vegetable growers

Water is necessary to sustain all living life forms, we are made up of about 60% water while herbaceous plants like the vegetables growing in your garden contain between 80 and 95%. Plants use water to move nutrients around, to … Continue reading

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Growing Healthy Vegetable Plug Plants

Growing your own can be tricky business for someone new to vegetable gardening but there are a number of ways you can stack the odds of a successful harvest in your favour. My number one would be to start your … Continue reading

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How to grow bare root soft fruit part 1: How to grow raspberries

How to grow bare root soft fruit In general and for the purposes of this article, soft fruit refers to soft skinned, juicy fruit borne on bushes or canes. Other types of soft fruit include strawberries, grapes and melons but … Continue reading

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Raising Radishes – A Guide to Growing and Preparing Radishes.

Most people (including me until relatively recently) think of a small, round, pink variety when picturing a radish, usually either sliced or added whole to a garden salad. You may also remember the humble radish cut in an ‘artistic’ fashion … Continue reading

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Germinating Vegetable Seeds in a Heated Propagator

If you’re staring off your vegetable plants in early Spring you’ll need to give them some heat as temperatures will be too cold for the seeds to germinate. If you’re growing in a greenhouse or polytunnel you can use a … Continue reading

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How To Grow The Best Tomato Seedlings

One of the things first time vegetable gardeners ask about when they call or email us is tomatoes – everyone wants to grow their own tomatoes. This is a bit unfortunate as for the most part they are not really … Continue reading

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How to Plant Tomato Seedlings

How to successfully grow tomato plants in the UK. I had a call from Dermot Carey (my personal vegetable guru) over the weekend as he wanted to pick up a couple of rolls of fleece. “I hope you don’t mind … Continue reading

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