Category: Growing and Care

Organic Vegetable fertilizers

Organic fertilizers are gentle in nature and work slowly but long term. The organic fertilizers are avialable in various forms as dry fertilizers, ground minerals and liquid feeds. Dry Organic fertilizers Dried blood A very quick-acting source of nitrogen, Fishmeal…

Vegetable fertilizers

Fertilizers are used to supply extra nutrients to growing plants when needed. They are applied in two ways, either before planting or sowing as a base dressing, which is raked or forked into the soil, or as a top dressing,…

Vegetable garden mulching

Mulching is adding a layer of material on top of the soil to stop the soil from drying out. It can also have a number of other benefits, including warming up the soil, but these depend on what material is…

Dig vegetable garden

In most years it is only necessary to dig the soil, or fork it, to the depth of a spade blade. However, every three to four years it is a good idea to dig more deeply. This stops a compressed…

Vegetable Garden Watering

In dry weather it is better to water less often but thoroughly than frequently and lightly. Light watering simply encourages roots to grow near to the surface and these will immediately suffer in dry weather whereas deeper roots have a…

Vegetable garden weed control

There are two types of weeds based on their lifecycle, perennial weeds and annual weeds. Image Credit: (cc-by-nc-nd) Bruno Monginoux Perennial weeds with creeping root systems, like ground elder, or deep tap roots, like dandelions, need to be dug out…