Spring 2021: Growing Notes

In the UK, the clocks rolled back to daylight saving time on Sunday 28th March, and Easter is upon us. In my world, that means one thing… it’s time to plant some seeds! Last weekend, I dug out my propagator and some pots, gave them a good wash and hunted out some compost. This time…

Growing spring onions over winter

It is September in the UK, which means that we are heading into autumn and winter. I expect that I won’t be able to grow many plants during the next few months, however I have been reading up on varieties that might withstand colder temperatures and lower levels of light. One crop that will develop…

Attack of the aphids!

‘Attack of the aphids’: is it a H G Wells novel? Is it a new blockbuster coming to cinemas near you? Sadly not! My poor little pak choi plants are being eaten alive! Some introductory gardening lectures that I’m working through via the Food Revolution Network have highlighted the importance of watching what is happening…