My allotment neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop  roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works.

My allotment neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works.

Cucumbers like it hot. Lettuce likes it cool and shady. Two in one! I'll remember this for next year!

Cucumbers like it hot. Lettuce likes it cool and shady. Two in one! I'll remember this for next year!

Lets Go Outside, Beavers. Visit a local wild life park and made a bug hotel.

Lets Go Outside, Beavers. Visit a local wild life park and made a bug hotel.


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SUCH a great infographic! Love the part on companion planting!:

A Vegetable Planting Cheat Sheet Infographic

compact vegetable garden, this would be perfect with the size of my yard..wish I would have known at the beginning of the summer

compact vegetable garden, this would be perfect with the size of my yard..wish I would have known at the beginning of the summer

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Soda Bottle Drip Feeder for Vegetables - Easy DIY project

Secret to peppers,Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat. - Compost Rules.

Secret to peppers,Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat. - Compost Rules.

If you're looking into getting an allotment or you want a vegetable patch, check out our top 10 easy to plant vegetables!  http://bathknightblog.com/2013/08/07/national-allotments-week-10-easy-to-grow-vegetables/

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