Surviving the Cold: A Guide to Preparing Strawberry Plants for Winter
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Surviving the Cold: A Guide to Preparing Strawberry Plants for Winter

Winter can be a difficult season for gardeners, especially those who have delicate plants like strawberries. Proper strawberry plant preparation can make the difference between a successful harvest and a tragic loss. This article aims to provide gardeners with a detailed approach on preparing their strawberry plants for winter. Winter can provide a lot of…

Fill Raised Beds: The Easy Way To Grow Nutritious Vegetables (with Soil Calculator)
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Fill Raised Beds: The Easy Way To Grow Nutritious Vegetables (with Soil Calculator)

A raised garden bed is a perfect way to grow your vegetables, herbs, and flowers, but before planting, you need to fill your raised bed with the right type of soil. This blog post will teach you everything you need to know about how to fill raised beds, including why you should use raised beds,…

Shade-Loving Vegetables: How to Grow a Thriving Vegetable Garden in the Shade
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Shade-Loving Vegetables: How to Grow a Thriving Vegetable Garden in the Shade

A shade garden is a garden that is designed to accommodate plants that grow well in low-light conditions. This type of garden is often found in areas that receive little direct sunlight, such as under the canopy of trees or on the north side of a building.  Several reasons someone might choose to grow shade-loving…

How to Create a Thriving Kitchen Garden: A Beginner’s Guide
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How to Create a Thriving Kitchen Garden: A Beginner’s Guide

A kitchen garden is a great way to get fresh, healthy produce right at your fingertips. Not only does it save you money, but it also allows you to control the quality of your food. Plus, it’s a fun and rewarding hobby! Investing in a kitchen garden is also a way to support the local…

Plastic Garden Pots Sizes: Does Size Really Matter?
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Plastic Garden Pots Sizes: Does Size Really Matter?

When it comes to plastic garden pots, does size really matter? That’s a question that many gardeners have. While there are benefits to both large and small pots, it really depends on the type of plant you’re growing. Gardeners often use plastic garden pots because they are relatively inexpensive and lightweight. However, there are some…

Do Gardens Need Shade? 6 DIY Options For Overly Sunny Gardens
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Do Gardens Need Shade? 6 DIY Options For Overly Sunny Gardens

This year has seen one of the sunniest years on record. The UK has had a huge drought and hit 40C (104F) for the first time in living memory. While the idea of hanging out on a sunny beach sounds rather blissful on a drizzly day, it’s not been all sunshine and rose (sorry for…

Blight: Can I Reuse Soil From Tomatoes With Blight?
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Blight: Can I Reuse Soil From Tomatoes With Blight?

Tomato blight is a fungal disease that can devastate a tomato crop. It is important to take measures to control the spread of the disease and to dispose of infected plants properly. Composting is a great way to dispose of infected plants and help control the spread of the disease. As a general rule, the…

Winter Strawberry Bliss: How to Grow Strawberries in a Cold Frame
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Winter Strawberry Bliss: How to Grow Strawberries in a Cold Frame

Here in the UK, we don’t have a lot of amazing sunshine, and when your favourite fruit in the world happens to be the Great British strawberry, that can be a big problem! I love strawberries, but I’ve never been particularly good at growing them. Last year, I rescued a few sad-looking strawberry plants from…

Worm Composting At Home: Is A Wormery Worth It?
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Worm Composting At Home: Is A Wormery Worth It?

We live in a small house with a very small garden. While we love using good quality compost, I don’t want to put a compost bin in our yard for food waste in case it invites rats and other rodents. What are our options? I’ve been looking into wormeries! A wormery is a worthwhile investment…