Last week, I wandered down to the Halse village plant sale in the hope of finding some strawberry plants to bulk up my fruit bed. Luckily for me, the gardening club had grown a few, so I happily snapped them up, together with some leeks, beetroots and peppers (plus a couple of bonus slices of cake) for less than a tenner.
As I walked home, basking in the satisfaction of grabbing a bargain, I began to think about buying seedlings rather than sowing them myself. The seedlings were ready to go in the ground, a job I could do in just a few minutes. It would all be very quick and easy which frankly, suits me down to the ground right now!
Later on, I started to write a blog post about the pros on cons of buying versus sowing yourself, but this soon turned into a big, long post. So I’ve split it into three, and here’s the first part: 6 advantages of buying seedlings.
On my way to work on Monday, a house I passed was giving away rhubarb for free. As a rhubarb-loving man currently devoid of a rhubarb patch, this was a very bright start to my week.
Rhubarb is a very valuable and delicious crop, so to be giving stalks of it away for free means you must be swimming in the stuff.
It seems odd to be considering gluts bang in the middle of the hungry gap, but then again, gluts need thinking about early if we’re going to be ready to deal with them effectively.
The endless courgettes will be upon us in the blink of an eye, so here are 6 things to do with your gluts, and remember, try to avoid on the fly glutting if you can!
I’ve posted several times excusing the relative inactivity on the blog recently, blaming factors including our relocation to Somerset and fatherhood. However, I can now reveal the main reason:
Vegetable Growing – A Money Saving Guide, by me, Jono Stevens, in shops May 4th or available to pre-order on Amazon now.
I’ve uploaded the introduction to give you an idea of what’s in the book, and should your interest be sufficiently spiked, you can download it by clicking here.