Turnips carry their share of clodhopper baggage, but like other humble veg the turnip is experiencing a renaissance. And not before time. They are
dead simple to grow, highly productive and, given careful varietal selection, utterly delicious.
Winter is a busy time in the vegetable garden and a delicious time in the kitchen. Roast parsnip and potatoes, sprouting broccoli, and hot pan-fried radicchio,
all fresh from the garden, are the highlights of the season.
Zucchinis are exuberant summer vegetables that ramble along the ground. They produce a harvest every second day, which might overwhelm if it weren’t for
their versatility as raw, cooked, pickled, souped, or frittered deliciousness.
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What is the best time and method to propagate daphne?
Any time from spring to autumn is suitable for taking daphne cuttings. Take a cutting of approximately 10cm length, including a node (a swollen section of stem where leaves, stems, roots originate). Dip this into rooting hormone gel or powder and place into propagation mix deep enough so that it stands by itself. A plastic cover over the pot will help retain humidity. Place in a protected position out of direct sunlight. Keep moist and expect roots in a couple of months.
I planted potatoes in layers of manure and straw in early July and would like to know when they will be ready to harvest.
You should be ready to harvest your first batch in February. Simply use your hands to feel through the light mix you have used and pull up as many potatoes as you need for dinner. You can keep on harvesting as you need the potatoes until you run out, or until the start of next winter.