A Vegetable Gardener's Year: By 'dirty Nails' of the by Dirty Nails Dirty Nails

By Dirty Nails Dirty Nails

This e-book is for vegetable gardeners and nature-lovers in all places. it's a 'grow your individual' handbook, a recipe publication, and a shop of interesting observations approximately normal heritage within the backyard. the writer writes a deeply own account of the altering 12 months in response to his first-hand adventure and a true affection for his topics and locality. travelling week-by-week throughout the vegetable and fruit turning out to be calendar, this mixture of functional recommendation, humour and knowledge on and round the plot satisfies armchair gardeners and full-on nature fans alike. proposal frightening, inspiring - sometimes demanding - this can be a booklet that may be taken to mattress as an end-of-day muse; or get dogeared and soiled as an important reduction to cultivating and cooking home-grown nutrients.

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Rub off unwanted buds on pear trees. • Make sure you have time to pause and soak in the beauty of April. • Plant out lettuces that are big and strong enough to cope with outdoor life. • Sow rocket. • Re-sow ungerminated lines of carrots. • Plant out Greyhound and Spitfire cabbages. 42 • Monitor seedlings daily and keep moist but not wet. • Sow Long Tom aubergine, Giant Single sunflower. • Pot on Tumbler and Gardener’s Delight tomato. • Plant up Early Pak 7 tomatoes in pots to go in a sunny sheltered place outdoors.

They cannot match the English oak when it comes to supporting wildlife, and the tulip tree offers far more in terms of colour variations as the seasons pass. But sycamores have their own outstanding qualities, some of which are described here. Dirty Nails wishes that this much maligned tree had a far more respected place amongst our towns, cities, coasts and countryside. 13 A V E G E T A B L E G A R D E N E R ’S Y E A R RTY NAILS’ JOUR I D NA OM A VIEW OF R L F IVY CROSS ROUNDABOUT E nough blue in the sky to make a pair of sailor’s trousers.

Make sure you have time to pause and soak in the beauty of April. • Plant out lettuces that are big and strong enough to cope with outdoor life. • Sow rocket. • Re-sow ungerminated lines of carrots. • Plant out Greyhound and Spitfire cabbages. 42 • Monitor seedlings daily and keep moist but not wet. • Sow Long Tom aubergine, Giant Single sunflower. • Pot on Tumbler and Gardener’s Delight tomato. • Plant up Early Pak 7 tomatoes in pots to go in a sunny sheltered place outdoors. • Prick out or pot on January King cabbages and kale.

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