May 2013

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  • The Sweetest Sweetcorn you ever tasted!

    08 May 2013 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    The Sweetest Sweetcorn you ever tasted!

    Did you know that the minute sweetcorn is picked it immediately begins to lose its sweetness as the sugars begin to turn to starch? I guarantee that if you grow your own and harvest the cobs just as you need them you will definitely notice the difference from bought cobs.

  • In the Fruit Garden

    08 May 2013 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    In the Fruit Garden

    Give your fruit plants a spring feed with Growmore or Organic Extra followed by a mulch around the roots to help them retain moisture

  • Grow Your Own Courgettes

    07 May 2013 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Grow Your Own Courgettes

    If you love courgettes then you should definitely try growing your own, it's so easy. They are one of the most prolific vegetables you can grow at home!

  • Pat's Plot 1st May

    01 May 2013 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Pat's Plot 1st May

    Well it's the first of May and I woke this morning to a sharp frost and thick fog! Thank goodness I covered the beds with fleece and insect mesh when I sowed and planted last week, which should give them some protection.

  • Raised Bed Gardening

    01 May 2013 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Raised Bed Gardening

    When I decided to make a vegetable garden the most appropriate place was an area with heavy clay soil which was very difficult to work, very sticky and heavy when wet and it turned to concrete and cracked when the weather was dry in the summer. As a last resort in order to grow my own vegetables I decided to make some raised beds in the hope I could improve and manage the soil better.

  • Wildlife Pond

    01 May 2013 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Wildlife Pond

    A few years ago I decided to build a pond to attract wildlife to the garden and I was amazed at how quickly wildlife arrived - without any intervention from me! In the very first summer I had frogs galore which didn't surprise me as I knew we had plenty in the garden and also newts which I was very excited about. The birds of course found it as soon as there was water in it!