Watering seedlings. Methods, times of day, how much water & time between watering

4th December 2018 Seeds and Varieties, Videos

I explain the options, frequency of watering and using a water-can rose. Check your trays daily, lift to assess need of water, adapt watering to seedling size and the weather forecast. The bush tomato

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Dealing with bindweed, the long haul and mulch reduces the work

4th December 2018 Videos

Reduce the vigour of bindweed, both Convolvulus arevensis, field bindweed with pink flowers, and Calystegia sepium, hedge bindweed with white flowers and longer stems. I have cleared or almost cleared

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Early summer veg garden. Harvests and speedy replant, inter-sow, weed, water. make compost

4th December 2018 Making Compost, Sowing, Summer, Videos

Summer arrives and the garden is full, with harvests happening and more to follow (this is zone 8a oceanic temperate). I show sowing and replanting to keep the harvests coming into winter, give tips o

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String under roots at planting, an easy support method for tall growth under cover

4th December 2018 Videos

I have used this method for 35 years and show how it works for tomatoes. Also good for cucumbers, melons, peppers and aubergines – I show a two-string variation for them. No stakes or tying in.

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How to grow radish multisow or direct for fast harvests spring and autumn

4th December 2018 Autumn, Sowing, Spring, Videos

A re-release after the first upload of May 2017 disappeared from my YouTube channel. The same video, filmed and edited by Edward Dowding February to April, starting with multisowing the seeds in modul

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Small Garden (3) in April 2018, how winter unfolded and new, spring plantings

4th December 2018 Small Garden, Spring, Videos

Homeacres small garden of 25sqm/270sqft, no dig and compost-mulched. See the evolution of this space through a year of planting and picking a wide range of vegetables and herbs, with little weeding ne

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Small garden (2) at winter solstice: the harvests and my plans for 2018

4th December 2018 Small Garden, Videos

Homeacres small garden of 25sqm/270sqft, no dig and compost-mulched. There are limiting factors such as paving slabs in the soil, the neighbour’s shrubs with moisture-sucking roots, slugs in the

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Small garden (1), varied growing & regular harvesting from 3 beds 5m/16ft long

4th December 2018 Small Garden, Videos

September 2017, I introduce Homeacres small garden of 25sqm/270sqft, no dig and compost-mulched. There are limiting factors such as paving slabs in the soil, the neighbour’s shrubs with moisture

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How to grow lettuce: sow, plant, protect plus the Charles Dowding picking method

4th December 2018 Sowing, Videos

Lettuce plants can produce for months when harvested by hand (no knife!) and kept tidy (fewer slugs!), I show you the method here. You also see the results of an experiment with different composts for

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Converting wastes to grow food, reducing waste in the garden

4th December 2018 Making Compost, Videos

There’s a lot of it around, other peoples’ waste, here I convert cardboard, coffee grounds and straw/hay/manure wastes into compost. Woody wastes can be either composted or used for path m

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Ways to grow and pick broad beans, showing results of sowing both autumn and spring

4th December 2018 Autumn, Sowing, Spring, Videos

Broad or FAVA beans are a hardy vegetable which tolerates some frost. In my garden, zone 8 climate with average winter lows of -6 to -8C/20F, broad beans get their roots down in autumn and sit quietly

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Grow leeks from multisown modules: quicker, cheaper, easier, high yield

4th December 2018 Sowing, Videos

I have been multi-sowing many vegetables since the 1980s, and lately, the method has become popular. No wonder in view of the money, time and space you save in propagation. Then there is the benefit o

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