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3 advantages of having a plastic greenhouse

Posted by Alix Francis on 13th Sep 2017

3 advantages of having a plastic greenhouse
In recent years, it has become more and more popular to grow your own fruit, veggies and plants. People are shifting away from the shops and are wanting to grow their organic produce in an extended growing area which is protected from the weather and pests.A great option for an extended growing area is a greenhouse, greenhouses provide hundreds of benefits but when it comes to buying a greenhouse, we are spoilt for choice. There are so many on the market which are either plastic or glass r
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​Small space vegetable gardening ideas

Posted by Alix Francis on 22nd Aug 2017

​Small space vegetable gardening ideas
If you have been thinking about starting a vegetable garden but are worried you don’t have the space for it, we’ve put together a few ideas on how you can utilise a small space for vegetable gardening.Setting up your own little vegetable garden offers many benefits, not only will you have fresh produce to harvest every month, you will also reap the benefits of growing what you like to eat, saving money, healthier food options and so much more.One of the biggest keys to success with your veg
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​Growing vegetables in a greenhouse for beginners

Posted by Alix Francis on 15th Aug 2017

​Growing vegetables in a greenhouse for beginners
It’s exciting when you begin to explore the opportunities that are available for growing plants or vegetables in a greenhouse.Whether you have toyed with the idea or you’re ready to jump in and start, we’ve put together a basic guide for growing vegetables in a greenhouse for beginners.Buying a greenhouseThere are thousands of greenhouses to choose from and the choice is entirely yours, however, if you are new to gardening or greenhouses, perhaps consider choosing a smaller one to begin
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Potting On - 10 Step Potting Plan & The Therapy of Potting

Posted by Claire, Purple Sweetpea on 27th Apr 2017

Potting On - 10 Step Potting Plan & The Therapy of Potting
One of the most therapeutic gardening jobs must be potting on. Sitting in a warm greenhouse, hands in soil, I often become so engrossed in separating my seedlings I lose track of time.So far this year we have potted on my cucumbers, little gem lettuces, candytuft, calendula, and cornflowers. Next on my to-do list are the tomatoes, hot chilli peppers, and cape gooseberries. But I'm not complaining, I love it.Over the years, I've received many hints and tips from fellow gardeners about the b
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Growing Broad Beans

Posted by Claire, Purple Sweetpea on 13th Apr 2017

Growing Broad Beans
Broad beans are another one of my favourite crops to grow; before we had an allotment I don’t think we even had broad beans in our diets. Now though we use them for hummus, bean salads, and we also add them in with the carrots and broccoli as part of a cooked dinner too. Broad beans store really well in the freezer which means you can enjoy them all year round.This year we have sown two varieties, the first is called Aquadulce Claudia which is early maturing. We sowed these in late January
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