Pricking out Tomato Seedlings and potting them up
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Pricking out Tomato Seedlings and potting them up

You’ve sowed the seeds. Now it’s time to plant tomato seedlings into their own pots. Tips on pricking out tomato seedlings, planting them into individual pots, and growing them on using grow lights. Includes an instructional video at the end This is part two of the Growing Tomatoes from Seed Series. The first piece is…

Growing Tomatoes from Seed: Sowing times, compost, and instructions
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Growing Tomatoes from Seed: Sowing times, compost, and instructions

Homegrown tomatoes from seed to bountiful harvest Tips on growing tomatoes from seed. Covers where to get heirloom seeds, how to sow them, benefits of growing from seed, watering and temperatures, and the best compost to use. Includes two instructional videos. This is the first part of the Growing Tomatoes from Seed Series. It continues…

How to build a Blackberry Trellis: a simple way to grow thornless blackberries
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How to build a Blackberry Trellis: a simple way to grow thornless blackberries

Wood, wire, and eyelet screws are all you need to build a simple blackberry trellis. This is an inexpensive way to grow thornless blackberries in the vegetable garden. There’s a video showing how I built mine at the end of this piece. As the garden winds down for another year you might be thinking about…

Visiting a Prison Vegetable Garden: how growing vegetables is helping prison inmates find a new path
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Visiting a Prison Vegetable Garden: how growing vegetables is helping prison inmates find a new path

suA different kind of walled garden A tour of a prison vegetable garden, a look at how the produce is used to feed inmates, & how the program is used in the prison’s resettlement program. Full video at the end Some years ago I was wandering around the Sulby horticultural show when I overheard an…

10 Water Saving Tips for the Vegetable Garden
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10 Water Saving Tips for the Vegetable Garden

Water-saving tips for the vegetable garden and container plants including when to water, how to hand water, using ollas, collecting water, & recycling water This piece is in partnership with Gardena, Europe’s leading brand of high-quality gardening tools. After a long, cold, and wet winter Britain is baking in summer sunshine. Here on the Isle…

April Gardening: Gardena Vertical Planter, Seedlings, & planting Sweet Peas
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April Gardening: Gardena Vertical Planter, Seedlings, & planting Sweet Peas

Preparing the Garden for Summer Planting a Gardena Vertical Planter, an update on seedlings growing at home, and planting the sweet peas in the allotment garden. This piece is in partnership with Gardena, Europe’s leading brand of high quality gardening tools. They sent me their NatureUp! vertical planter to try out and I’m ridiculously excited about…