February Tasks 2022

February has been here for a couple of weeks, and we are heading towards spring. There are still things to do while the weather is cold, and most plants lay dormant, waiting for the ground to warm. February is usually a month of chilly mornings, hard frosts, and gloomy days; not much will germinate in…

Reflecting on 2021 and looking to 2022

2021 2021, like the year before, was disrupted by COVID-19, lockdowns and supply shortages but not by building work. This was the first growing season since our extension was completed allowing me to start seeing the space I will develop over the coming years. The Garden I have started to segment my front and back…

Autumn Video

Autumn has arrived and its getting cooler. Autumn provides a time for reflection, planning and keeping up with tasks.

5 Seeds to Sow in March in the UK

March is a busy time in the garden here in the UK. Temperatures are going up, and more seeds can be sown. It is important not to rush to sow your seeds unless you can protect them from the frost that can still hit the UK until the end of May. All of the seeds which could be sown in February are suitable for sowing in March with a few additions such as summer cabbage and chard.

DIY Heated Propagation Bench

Sometimes seeds need a little help to get started, and a heated propagation bench can help seeds germinate when temperatures are still on the cold side. The ideal temperature for seed germination depends on what plant you are trying to grow, but most like warm soil to get them off to a good start. A…

Sowing Seed

It’s been snowing this week, but I still wanted to sow some seeds. So I headed into my greenhouse and pulled together a short YouTube video. In this video I start sowing seeds for this year’s crop of sprouts, cucumber, peas and spinach If you like the video, please like, comment and subscribe to my…

What Seeds to Sow in February in the UK

Even with the cold weather, some seeds can be sown in February to get a jump start on the year if you can keep them undercover and with a little warmth. Propagators and greenhouses offer some protection from frost, but a window sill which catches the sun can be just as good. I have a…

Rain Water Collection in the Garden

When you spend time in your garden you start to feel that little bit closer to nature. I have done my best to be as organic as possible in my veg patch but I still consume a lot of shop brought compost as well as use a lot of water from the garden tap. Collecting…

Plans for 2020 and tasks for January

January isn’t the most interesting month in the gardeners calendar but it is an important one. January is a time to plan ahead and get things ready for the season to come. I’ve pulled together a video talking through my plans for 2021 and tasks for the month. Please head over to my YouTube channel…