Category Archives for Gardening Calendar

Gardening Diary October Week Three

IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN It has been previously suggested that the rough-digging of garden plots left vacant by summer crops offered a suitable opportunity for treating the soil with lime. I have also warned that no manure should be applied … Continue reading

10. October 2013 by admin
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Gardening Diary October Week Two

IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN Two rather unusual root vegatables which always find a place in my garden, when the seed merchants have seed to offer, are salsify and scorzonera (sometimes called black salsify). It is rather surprising that they are … Continue reading

02. October 2013 by admin
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Gardening Diary October Week One

IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN You should now be completing the potato harvest and turning your attention to carrots and beetroot. Until now you should have been pulling both carrots and beetroot as required for use and not for storage, but … Continue reading

20. September 2013 by admin
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Gardening Diary September Week 3

IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN The September garden can be a cornucopia in its quantity and variety. In addition to the last pickings of beans (and perhaps peas) and the last marrows, cucumbers, squashes, pumpkins and tomatoes, as well as aubergines … Continue reading

03. September 2013 by admin
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Gardening Diary September Week Four

In the Vegetable Garden I have on several occasions advocated sowing turnips, mustard or other seeds for green manuring. These should be dug in when about 15 cm (6”) high, and some will probably be at this stage now. We … Continue reading

01. September 2013 by admin
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Gardening Diary SEPTEMBER: week 1

IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN Until now you have probably been lifting potatoes only as needed for the kitchen, but now is the time to dig them for storing. First cut off the haulm and burn it. Efforts to control potato … Continue reading

26. August 2013 by admin
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Gardening Tasks for Late Summer

Watering, lawn-mowing and dead-heading continue to be important jobs, and there are plenty of crops to harvest. The weather in late summer usually follows the same trends as mid summer. Spells of anticyclone weather may raise the daytime temperature to … Continue reading

18. June 2011 by admin
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Early Summer Gardening Jobs

The sun is at its strongest now and plant growth is rapid, so try to maintain soil moisture and keep down weeds. During early summer winds tend to be light and there are alternating periods of bright, clear sunshine and … Continue reading

17. June 2011 by admin
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