Want to grow your own food?

Most of us have to stay at home right now – it’s the best thing we can do for everyone. But it feels like we should be doing SOMETHING. Why not grow some veg with us three old girls? Having some of your own fresh food on hand this summer could help you and your neighbours and in any case, home-grown anything tastes fantastic. Added to which it’ll get you into the fresh air, keeping you fit and healthy. It’s not just for people with gardens. There’s something here for everyone – you can grow produce in pots and...

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14. It’s good to have a laugh! #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Awww – we’ve come to the end of our #DigYourOwnaForCorona ‘blog-sprint’.  Now, have you dug a veg patch? Got some pots prepped? Do you have seeds germinating? We hope so. We made a quick decision to launch #DigYourOwnaForCorona as soon as the UK ‘lockdown’ started. We thought that to add a separate blog stream on veg growing to our existing The3growbags blogsite would be the most useful thing we could do. Senior growbag Elaine has written most of our posts, ably supported by middle sister Laura, and me Caroline, knowing my horticultural limits, doing most of the web stuff. But writing...

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13. Show your veg plot a bit of love #DigYourOwnaForCorona

We really hope you’ve enjoyed the DigYourOwnaForCorona journey we’ve been on, over the last fortnight! From digging a veg bed to melons and herbs, it feels like we’ve cantered through a great many topics in a short space of time. Today, I want to talk about a few more general topics that can help growing-your-own an easier and more rewarding experience. 1. Looking after your growing space A. Absolutely the first thing to say here, is that there is NO substitute for vigilance. There hasn’t been a gardener yet born who hasn’t had to contend with problems and setbacks...

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Primroses

It’s all kicking off in the garden: Grow-How tips for early April

WELCOME! To all our new subscribers who’ve joined us through our #DigYourOwnaForCorona campaign. Every other weekend, Elaine writes some horticultural tips for our blog, and the weekends in-between, we girls write a post together full of gardening chat, some fun, and not a little sisterly banter! In these very difficult times, many people have turned to their gardens and gardening to help them through. Calming, absorbing yet exciting – growing plants offers it all! So let’s get on with some jobs – looking after your seedlings, dividing primroses and pruning shrubs are among the items on the agenda today………...

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12. Herb Heaven #DigYourOwnaForCorona

We really hope we’ve talked you into growing some vegetables this summer, perhaps for the first time which is very exciting, and Laura has expounded on the subject of fruit. Let’s try some herbs now! Most are a cinch to cultivate, and they’re just as great for containers, hanging baskets, planters, balcony window-boxes etc as they are for a pretty little herb garden by the back-door………………………. 1. What to grow Herbs can be annuals (start, flower and die in one season), biennials (start in one year, flower and die the next year) or perennials (come up year after year)....

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