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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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)....

Continue reading

11.What about some fabulous fruit? #DigYourOwnaForCorona

So we’ve got our salad crops on the go and plans in place for that warming winter veg, all we need now is some home-grown fruit for delicious summer puds, jams and jellies, with some left over to stock up the freezer. There’s such a range of varieties now to suit any size of garden, terrace or even balcony but which are the best to grow and how should you go about it? You’ve got Laura again today, I clearly passed muster on the winter veg front so Elaine has let me loose on summer fruits. It’s a huge...

Continue reading