Pricking out my Aubergines….

Whether you call them aubergines or egg plants, they are pricked out the same way. It’s that time of year now when the sowing is all done, and now it’s full steam ahead with pricking out.

Here’s how I prick out my aubergines.

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He put basil in the ratatouille?

My basil has been growing very happily in the greenhouse, but now it’s too large for it’s seed tray and needs pricking out into larger pots.

Here’s how I prick out mine.

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How to sow radish seeds

Radishes can be grown all year round. The winter varieties take a little longer to grow, but are just as delicious. There are so many different varieties to choose from, so go and have a look, and choose what ever takes your fancy.

Make sure you sow your radishes little and often, as they will go to seed very quickly. Once they have gone to seed, the inside of the radish will go woody, and it will be inedible.

Here’s how I sow mine….

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Pricking out Cucurbits….

My courgettes, and pumpkins have been growing really well, but now they need to be pricked out into individual 3 inch pots. It’s very easy to do, and this is how I do mine…

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How to sow beetroot seeds.

Beetroot seeds can be sown directly out in the soil from the middle of April, all the way through to the end of June. They are very easy seeds to sow and they are quite large, and very knobbly.

Here’s how I sow mine….

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How to sow your carrots…but watch out for the bunnies.

Carrots are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. What ever your age, and what ever space you have available, there is a carrot out there for you. Carrots will grow perfectly well in a large pot, as well as out in the open ground.

Carrots can be sown anytime from March through to the end of June, so you’ve got plenty of time to still get a batch in. Watch out if any wild rabbits get in your garden, as they will enjoy eating them. We have a small bunny that comes to visit, so I’ll have to watch and make sure we get the carrots and not him.

Here’s how I sow mine…carrot seeds, and not bunnies.

Lottie and Dottie can help you grow carrots, click HERE for a little book for the kids

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Planting out your onions

Now I’m sure you’ve all got your onion sets in the soil by now. But if like me, you’re a bit behind this year because you’ve been building raised beds and having to purchase more tons of top soil that you can think about, well don’t panic, there’s still time. Get them in as soon as you can, and you may not have massive onions this year, but hopefully you’ll get something.

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