9 Best Fruit Crops For Shade

1. Blackberries The best soft fruit for shade, blackberries can be trained against a wall or fence. Cultivated varieties give bigger, earlier fruit than wild plants. Try a thornless variety such as ‘Loch Ness’ or ‘Helen’. 2. Pears Pears do need some sun, but they’ll crop in partial shade. Early varieties such as ‘Beth’ should Read More…

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8 Best Vegetable Crops For Shade

1. Brassicas All brassicas are tolerant of shade, so as well as as cabbages try growing broccoli, spring greens or Brussels sprouts. Sow seeds in spring for late-season cropping. Net the plants to protect them from cabbage white butterflies. 2. Salad leaves Try loose-leaf lettuces, including oak-leaf types and varieties such as ‘Lollo Rosso’, plus fast-growing, spicy leaves like mizuna. Once the soil Read More…


How To Grow Fall Beets

Beets are extremely easy to grow, and respond very good to the cooling conditions of late summer into fall. Variations of daytime and nighttime temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growth. Beets are heavy water users due to the rapid formation of the edible root. To keep the soil consistently moist, put a 1-2” layer Read More…


How To Start Seeds In A Jar

Here is something very easy to do, it is even a great idea to do it with your child. This way you can easily introduce your child to the world of gardening. This will take about a week, and during this time period you should check your seeds daily to observe their development. Every seed Read More…

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Vegetable Seeds To Sow In September

September is harvest time, but it’s also time to plan ahead and start sowing the vegetables that will provide valuable winter harvests and earlier spring and summer pickings. In fall the soil is still warm, so seeds will germinate quickly. If the weather is still fine, the growing season can continue for several weeks. Here are some vegetable Read More…


8 Ways To Propagate Plants

1. Propagation by spores Lower plants like mosses and ferns produce spores. To propagate this way: Cut out a spore-bearing leaf and place it in a paper bag to collect the brown spores. Prepare a moist, sterile, media in a tray and sprinkle the spores on it. Cover it with a clear plastic sheet or Read More…

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