Preserving Surplus Crops
September 19, 2017
Much of what we grow is best eaten fresh. I’m sure that many a pea doesn’t even make it as far as the kitchen and ripe sweetcorn cobs will have gone straight from the plant to the BBQ. The end of the growing season is the perfect time to invite friends for seasonal feasts of veggie soups and light stews. But much as fresh is best it’s also good to squirrel certain crops away, preserving them for enjoying over the winter months.
In Praise of Cherry Tomatoes
February 15, 2017
Blight Resistant Tomatoes – Crimson Crush
January 25, 2017
Back in 2015 we launched a revolution in blight resistant tomatoes – Crimson Crush. Many allotment holders and gardeners had long since stopped growing outdoor tomatoes due to the disappointment of seeing their crop devastated by blight. Crimson Crush is a proven answer and for 2017 we are extending this blight resistant tomato family.
Why Grow Grafted Plants?
April 13, 2016
Why grow grafted plants when a wider range of fruit and vegetables is available to grow from seed or from ordinary plants? The simple answer is to get the best from a combination of varieties with the most vigorous rootstock and those that are the most flavoursome, the result being a higher tasty yield.
September 15, 2015
Many allotment holders and gardeners have long since stopped growing outdoor tomatoes, mainly because they have suffered the disappointment of seeing their entire season’s tomato crop devastated by blight. Blight is a fungal disease that thrives in warm wet conditions, such as the typical British summer!