Stephanie's Garden Blog

Stephanie's Garden Blog

Welcome to Stephanie's Garden Blog, where we keep you up to date with our gardening exploits and anything we think might be of interest in the big wide world of gardening. With regular updates from Stephanie and Jo, from sowing to harvesting, we hope you enjoy following our gardening journey! 

   

Latest Blog Entries:

Growing winter vegetables

Posted in Category Organic Gardening by Stephanie on 28 November 2017

Despite the imminent onset of winter, we are still growing vegetables in the Kitchen Garden. Our overwintering broad bean plants have just been planted out alongside the onions, garlic, spring cabbage, broccoli, and turnips and we will be sowing carrots and peas in the greenhouse this week.

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Entering the dormant stage of the growing year

Posted in Category Organic Gardening by Stephanie on 21 November 2017

Our fruit trees and bushes have all but shed their leaves and are entering the dormant stage of the growing year. Now is the time for us to give them some care and attention to prepare them for a productive season next year. This week we will be removing the old glue bands and replacing them with new ones and apply a winter tree wash.

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Time to plant out Broad Beans

Posted in Category Organic Gardening by Stephanie on 14 November 2017

It's time to plant out our broad bean plants in the Kitchen Garden this week. We sowed the beans a few weeks ago in rootrainers in the greenhouse, as sowing direct into the soil tends to result in well fed mice and very few plants! Once the beans plants were a good size, they were moved to the cold frame to harden off and are now ready for life outside.

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Christmas Gardening Gift Ideas

Posted in Category Garden Tools and Equipment by Harrod Horticultural on 14 November 2017

From new innovations to tried and tested favourites, enjoy this quick trip through our festive range and get some inspiration for the gardener in your life!

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A Concise Guide to the Planting Season

Posted in Category Organic Gardening by Harrod Horticultural on 9 November 2017

This concise guide to the Planting Season is full of useful information on when to plant and why, some great ideas on planting throughout the year.

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