High summer’s here! – Grow-How tips for late July

As we move into high summer, most of the country’s gardens, pots and window-boxes are burgeoning with flowers, fruit and veg, proving that no matter how weird and frightening this year has been so far for us all, our gardens will just keep on giving, with a bit of love and encouragement from us.  So let’s get on with tasks like seed-collection, looking after the tomato crop and potting on young plants……………….. Seed-collection I know I’m always nagging you to take the dead flowers off your plants (makes the remaining flowers look better, encourages the plant to make more flowers,...

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The heat is on! Grow-how tips for early June

June here already with the longest day looming! The year is flying on, and there are gardening jobs a’plenty to keep us from dwelling on all the strange difficulties of the past three months. Let’s tackle things like dealing with whitefly, planting out the tender perennials, and removing excess weed from the pond. (If you love roses as much as I do, please join me this morning live on our Facebook page at 9.30am (the3growbags.com), I want to show you my favourites. Facebook isn’t for everyone but believe me it’s not too a tricky proposition if I can manage...

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Elderflower cordial, new potatoes and wild roses

Hurrah, garden centres are open! So now is the time to go and pick up a few veg plants to fill the gaps left by plants that a) didn’t germinate b) have been eaten by slugs, mice or pigeons c) got clobbered by a late frost d) you forgot to water and died or e) the seed packet is still sitting unopened on the kitchen shelf (no one said this gardening lark was going to be plain sailing). To be honest, you could go along with a trolley and buy your entire vegetable patch this weekend, even root vegetables...

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Let’s keep growing! #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Are any of your seeds germinating yet? If you joined the3growbags on our fortnight-long veg sprint, they might be. If you didn’t catch it but would like to start growing veg, there’s absolutely time to get going here. In any case until a more normal stride returns, we’d love to keep in touch. For the next six weeks, we’d like to share a post each Wednesday giving a veggie garden update, a recipe for home-grown veg (from a Growbag husband of course, we’re pretty hopeless) and a short ‘nature-note’ reminding us of the sights and sounds that come for...

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