After a hugely busy April and May, I always feel we have reached slightly calmer waters when June kicks in. After eight weeks of seedlings, baby plants, propagators and hardening off, the plants that I have raised from seed are pretty much all in their final growing space now and it's time to nurture them into tasty organic grub.
This year the Heritage Seed Library’s growing trials are well underway for a number of rediscovered heritage varieties. The team are growing 8 varieties donated to us as potential new additions to the library, including the cauliflower “Adams Early” passed to us by one of our Seed Guardians.
Join Chris and Fiona from Garden Organic as they talk about their priorities for June. They discuss planting out, weeding and feeding, plus compare notes on their most challenging weed - bindweed for Fiona, horsetail for Chris! Sarah interviews slug expert Imogen Cavadino, who shares some amazing slug facts.
Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is warning that time is running out to save some of Britain’s best-loved insects, with the latest Red List assessment of butterflies published in May, revealing a 26% increase in the number of species threatened with extinction.
In celebration of National Children's Gardening Week (28th May – 5th June 2022), create your own tiny tray allotment. A novel way for nature-loving youngsters to take part –whether they have a garden or not.
As more and more of us live in flats or residences with small gardens, it’s important to think of inventive ways to both grow food and keep in touch with nature. Size needn’t be a barrier to fruitful organic and sustainable growing...
From the UK, US, Canada, Europe, Ireland and Australia, organisations such as ourselves are working together to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, highlighting recycling food waste for home compost use.
Join Garden Organic CEO Fiona Taylor, as she shares her love for the month of May with Chris. We learn about what first started Fiona's interest in gardening, plus Chris shares his tips for lawn care, pest management and pricking out. Chris takes a trip to visit BBC Gardeners World presenter, Sue Kent. The pair spend a joyous afternoon sharing their love of gardening, exploring Sue's idyllic tiered garden on the Gower Penisula.