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How to Grow Black Radishes in Containers

How to Grow Black Radishes

Black radishes are an excellent alternative to traditional "red" varieties and are particularly good for growing over the cooler months. Though they've fallen out of vogue somewhat, black radishes were common in Western Europe during the 1800s, where they were… Read More

5 Essentials for Small-Space Container Gardeners

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Container gardening can be just as fun as "traditional" gardening. Living in London for five years, where space (of any kind) was nonexistent and allotment waiting lists stretched into years, I heard from a lot of people who wanted to grow… Read More

Growing Perennial Lettuce and Salad Leaves

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Note: Lactuca sativa (garden lettuce) is an annual plant - there aren't any perennial varieties. There is a member of the genus, Lactuca perennis, called "perennial lettuce" but it isn't a true "lettuce" plant and it isn't edible. Rather, the… Read More

How to Use Peat Pots to Grow Seedlings

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Note: There's two types of "peat pots" - the small fibre containers that you add your own mix too and the Jiffy product that contains a peat-based mix surrounded by mesh. This post is about the former (the ones in… Read More

10 Vegetables to Sow in February

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"The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within." William C. Bryant January has a daily average of about eight hours of light, which climbs up to nine in February. The days are lengthening towards the… Read More