Everybody has space to grow vegetables…

Sometimes you just have to get a bit imaginative with it, like this Alaskan resident. Using old guttering  provides the perfect depth for lettuce, spring onions, radishes, some cute little Parisian market carrots and most of your herbs. It’s easy maintenance and a great way to recycle. How does your garden grow? (Juneau Empire via […]

Ground is Broken for White House Kitchen Garden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-six elementary schoolchildren wielded shovels, rakes, pitchforks and wheelbarrows to help first lady Michelle Obama break ground on the first day of spring for a produce and herb garden on the White House grounds. Crops to be planted in the coming weeks on the 1,100-square-foot, L-shaped patch near the fountain on the […]

Growing food: How long do I have to wait?

Grow your own food! But be patient – this is how long it will take. The chart looks at how long you can expect to wait for your vegetables to grow from seed. These are estimated times – climate, soil conditions, water supply, different cultivars, farming methods can all give different results. There’s no time […]

Zucchini blossom end rot

So I was wondering why the zucchini plants growing in one bed were half the size of the ones growing in another. The answer became apparent as the zucchs set. The soil in one bed is lacking in calcium. The signs being a nasty little problem called Blossom End Rot. I’m ok with it as […]