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The Bascis by Michael Kelly - How to grow radishes

The Bascis by Michael Kelly - How to grow radishes

August 24, 2018

Radishes can be sown pretty much anywhere!
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Richard's Ramblings August 24th - Richard Keeps It Going As Long As Possible

Richard's Ramblings August 24th - Richard Keeps It Going As Long As Possible

August 24, 2018

Richard keeps it going as long as possible on the veg patch!
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The Basics by Michael Kelly - August Sowing

The Basics by Michael Kelly - August Sowing

August 17, 2018 2 Comments

There’s still some sowing left to be done before all the growth goes out of the year so this week I have been busy in the potting shed, and direct sowing in the small polytunnel. 
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The Basics by Michael Kelly -  Bacillus thuringiensis

The Basics by Michael Kelly - Bacillus thuringiensis

August 10, 2018 1 Comment

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a naturally occurring bacteria, common in soils, that causes disease and starvation in certain insects, notably caterpillars.
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Richard's Ramblings August 10th - Pests and Diseases

Richard's Ramblings August 10th - Pests and Diseases

August 10, 2018

Everything seems a little more normal now, the soil is moist and the cooler temperatures suit both gardeners and our common crop plants.
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The Basics by Michael Kelly - Harvesting Garlic

The Basics by Michael Kelly - Harvesting Garlic

August 03, 2018

Knowing when to lift garlic can be a tricky proposition - harvest them too early and the bulbs will be too small, but harvest too late and the bulbs will begin to loose their quality.
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Richard's Ramblings August 3rd - The rain finally came

Richard's Ramblings August 3rd - The rain finally came

August 03, 2018 3 Comments

The rain finally came, the soil seems moistened to a reasonable depth so it’s time to get moving on sowing for the winter.
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The Basics by Michael Kelly - Sow Turnips

The Basics by Michael Kelly - Sow Turnips

July 26, 2018

Turnips are very easy to grow and because they produce a crop so quickly, they are an ideal candidate for late summer sowing.
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Richard's Ramblings July 27th - The most difficult year Richard has ever known as a grower

Richard's Ramblings July 27th - The most difficult year Richard has ever known as a grower

July 26, 2018 1 Comment

The year has really been the most difficult I’ve ever known as a grower, if you are new to growing and kept at it this year then you really are destined to spend the rest of your life looking at seed catalogues and debating the merits of different green manures; for those who have given up- next year has to be easier, have another go.
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The Basics by Michael Kelly - Pumpkin / Squash Care

The Basics by Michael Kelly - Pumpkin / Squash Care

July 20, 2018

Pumpkin and squash plants have really taken off in the last few weeks and the bed where they are planted is likely to be a mass of foliage now.
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Richard's Ramblings July 20th - What do non gardeners find entertaining?

Richard's Ramblings July 20th - What do non gardeners find entertaining?

July 20, 2018 1 Comment

In order to keep the GROW HQ garden entertaining for visitors I have decided that I need to find out what sort of things non-gardeners find interesting and exciting and did some research.
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The Basics by Michael Kelly Ways to “store” tomatoes

The Basics by Michael Kelly Ways to “store” tomatoes

July 13, 2018 2 Comments

The Basics by Michael Kelly – Ways to “store” tomatoes
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