growing cucumbers in greenhouse

Greenhouse cucumbers need careful attention but as few as two plants can be very productive. How to grow cucumbers – Three weeks before planting, prepare a special cucumber bed on the greenhouse floor, using a mixture of 2 parts well-rotted…

Growing Ridge Cucumber

If you do not have a heated greenhouse and live in a cooler climate, you can still grow cucumbers if you choose the small variety that can be eaten in salads or pickled. How to grow ridge cucumber Dig the…

Growing Butterhead lettuce

Of all the varieties of lettuce available, this cabbage lettuce is the most popular. The name butterhead refers to the ‘buttery’ texture of the smooth, flattened leaves in named varieties such as Suzan and Fortune. How to grow butterhead lettuce…

Daffodil cut flowers

Ever wondered why cut daffodils are always massed on their own, rather than mixed with other spring flowers? It is because when daffodils are cut, their stems give off a slime which dissolves in water and is poisonous to other…

Cutworms

Cutworms are fat brown or grey caterpillars 1-2in long. They are usually found just below the soil surface. Cutworm is a general name for several different kinds of caterpillar, all of which have similar habits. The main pest species in…