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We will give away our sowing knowledge for free so that you can start seedlings successfully from seed using our ‘secret sowing tips’

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How To Grow

How to succesfully grow your own ranunculus from corms

As soon as spring arrives, we are looking forward to fresh and colorful ranunculus. Usually, the florist offers them from February until early summer. You can buy fresh ranunculus at the same time as tulips and anemones. That's why the ranunculus is also known as the...

Cauliflower – Everything you need to know

Cauliflower is one of the most difficult vegetables to grow yourself. Many gardeners run into oversized plants or cabbages that stay very small. So in this blog, we are going to look at everything you need to know about successfully growing your own cauliflowers! How...

Broad beans – Everything you need to know

Broad beans are easy and fun to grow and are delicious when combined with some stir-fried bacon. But, how do you successfully grow them and what are the tips & tricks for a great harvest? Let's take a look at how to sow, grow, protect and harvest broad beans. How...

How To Grow – Garlic

October is the month to plant garlic for next year. But how do you successfully plant garlic for a successful harvest? In this article, we will dive into the different varieties, how to plant and how to make ten cloves from one clove of garlic! Varieties You have two...

Beetroot – Everything you need to know

Have you ever tried home grow beetroot? You should definitely try to grow them as they taste amazing, don’t require much space, are healthy, and are easy to grow. It’s now the end of May and my beetroot is ready to harvest. As they are multi-sown I can just twist out...

Diseases and Pests

How To Get Rid Of Slugs and Snails In The Garden

Growing vegetables is a lot of fun to do and really rewarding. But once slugs and snails get involved, the fun can very quickly be over. Today I'm going to share my plan with you for this year to combat slugs and snails. Starting with prevention and then we fight them...

How to win the battle against weeds and make them useful

Weeds, no gardener can escape them. Especially in spring and summer when the weather is good, there seems to be no end to the battle against weeds. Therefore we are going to give you tips on how to prevent, remove and use weeds so you win the battle against weeds and...

Why Chickens In The Garden?

Thinking About Getting Chickens? Go For It! Do you like chickens and are you thinking of getting a few? We say go for it! One of the first things we planned when we started work on the garden was to get chickens. As well as being cozy in the garden they are also very...

Beginner Gardener

Here’s how to make your own potting soil mix

Making your own potting soil mix is a lot easier than you think and it can make a big difference in the growth and strength of your plants. Not only that, but when you know what you're putting in your own mix, you have more control over the nutrition, water...

How To Make A Vegetable Garden Plan

Do you want to get the most out of your vegetable garden? Then making a good garden plan is the first step! It's important to think about what you want to grow and how much space you need for it so that you can arrange your vegetable garden properly. It's also useful...

How to use a seed tray

You like to grow your own plants and probably have a vegetable garden. You see on social media other gardeners pre-sowing. But what is pre-sowing and why do gardeners use a seed tray for it? In this blog, we are going to explain how to do that and what the advantages...

The 7 Essential Tools You Will Need As a Gardener

There are so many tools you can buy in your local garden center that it’s hard to figure out what you actually need in the garden. Therefore we like to take out some time to talk about the 7 essential tools you will need as a gardener. At the end of this blog, we also...

Square foot Gardening Spacing Guide

Square foot gardening is definitely not something new. In 1976 Mel Bartholomew invented Square Foot Gardening to replace labor-intensive and inefficient row gardening. By creating blocks of one square foot (30cm by 30cm) he changed backyard gardening around the...

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December Vegetable garden Calendar: What to do in your garden?

December is a slow month for the vegetable gardener. Although most fruits and vegetables have been harvested by now, there are still some late bloomers to harvest. We now have Brussels sprouts, kale, carrots, kohlrabi and leeks left in the garden to harvest in...

How to use a seed tray

You like to grow your own plants and probably have a vegetable garden. You see on social media other gardeners pre-sowing. But what is pre-sowing and why do gardeners use a seed tray for it? In this blog, we are going to explain how to do that and what the advantages...

How To Clean Your Seed Trays Before Storing

You've just planted out all your plants and it's time to put your seed tray away again. But what is the best way to clean your seed tray and should you use soap or something similar? Today we are going to look at how best to clean up your seed tray and what the best...

What is multisowing? And do you get more harvest in the same space?

If you garden in a small space, you have to be creative with the space you have. Multisowing can be a great solution! However, this method can cause some confusion among gardeners. The instructions on the seed packages often advise you something different. When we...

What you should know about using “Root-Trainers”

As a gardener, we regularly come across terms that require a lot of research to understand what they mean. "Root Trainers", the subject of this blog, is just such a term. Based on our findings, we will give you some tips on the use and effect of so-called...

The right temperature for the right Vegetable!

Today we will dive deeper into the mysteries of the right temperature for the right vegetables. I want to talk to you about the right temperature for starting, growing, watering, and harvesting your vegetables. I’ll also explain why this is the case and how you can...

How Do You Make Seedling Trays At Home?

https://youtu.be/Mt4kCJor3oc Module trays and seed trays. There are so many different options and they do come with a price tag. What if we put on our creative hat and pick up some household items to create just what we need. I’ve been looking online and in my house...

Your Vegetable Garden

How To Make A Vegetable Garden Plan

Do you want to get the most out of your vegetable garden? Then making a good garden plan is the first step! It's important to think about what you want to grow and how much space you need for it so that you can arrange your vegetable garden properly. It's also useful...

What to do in the garden in autumn

When autumn begins and leaves start to fall from the trees, the gardening season comes to an end. Most people think that from then on you can't do much in the garden. In this blog, you will learn what you can do in the garden in autumn, how you will have fewer weeds...

Did you know you can grow lettuce during winter?

Most gardeners think you can't grow anything in winter. It's too cold and dark and everything dies. But, you can harvest and grow a lot in winter! Many lettuce varieties are winter hardy and grow just fine in the cold. Even without a greenhouse or polytunnel, you can...

8 Vegetables You Must Sow in August to Bridge the Winter Gap

It is August, a month in which many gardeners are busy harvesting, but in August you can also sow a lot! Especially if you want to be able to harvest in winter and in early spring. But what are 8 vegetables to sow in August? What Can You Sow in August? To pick the...

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