Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic

Garlic, it has a ton of vitamins and makes dinner taste 100x better. What’s not to love?

It also happens to be very easy to grow!

Soil and Temperature

Whether you’re growing garlic in the garden or in pots, good soil is key. In the garden, dig in rich organic materials such as well-rotted manure (or sheep pellets), seaweed and compost. Garlic is a heavy feeder so your soil needs to be bursting with goodness. Avoid planting your garlic in a space where a heavy feeder has just been.

Planting your garlic in autumn before the cold of winter means the cloves will establish strong roots. The coldness of the coming winter then puts the garlic into a dormant state and it’s this cold period that actually stimulates the individual bulb formation.
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11 Delicious Shade Tolerant Vegetables

11 Delicious Shade Tolerant Vegetables

There are loads of DELICIOUS and nutritious shade tolerant vegetables you can grow this autumn/winter with as little as two hours of sun.

The sun is arriving later and leaving earlier as the days go on and large parts of my garden are affected and only getting about 2-3 hours of sun a day. Fortunately, this does not mean I can’t grow anything in those spots.

The key thing is to grow vegetables where you are harvesting the leaves as opposed to any fruit.

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Plant Propagation- Ground Layering

Plant Propagation- Ground Layering

Propagating plants via cuttings is a well-known method but it is not the only method. There are many ways to multiply plants, some easier than others.

Today I’m going to delve a little into propagation via layering. The layering method has a lot of different varieties so more specifically, today we are going to cover ‘ground layering’.

‘Layering’ is simply, stems or branches of a parent plant that touch the ground and form their own roots and create a baby plant that is a clone of the parent. Once established, the link between the parent and baby is cut. Because you get an exact clone of the parent plant, choosing the strongest plants to layer means you know what you’re getting with these new plants. Read More

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