How to videos

This section of our website is a collection of how to... videos which we will be posting monthly, these are not an absolute guide to planting for every crop or herb because everyone's timings, growing references and methods will be slightly different. Enjoy the videos and please leave a comment on our blog or forum. You can also check out our growing guides for more handy tips and advice.

  • Planting strawberries in a raised bed

    Planting strawberries in a raised bed

    Strawberry plants can be grown almost anywhere – in beds, borders, containers or hanging baskets. The ideal soil for strawberries is well-drained and rich in humus. They prefer to be planted in full sun, out of the wind.
  • How to plant sweet peas

    How to plant sweet peas

    Sweet peas can be sown during October or November, in milder areas, using cold frames, growhouses or unheated greenhouses. In colder areas sow seeds in late March or April. Alternatively sow directly into the ground in May, flowers will arrive later.
  • How to take soft wood cuttings

    How to take soft wood cuttings

    Softwood cuttings can be used to propagate a wide range of mainly deciduous shrubs, hardy and tender perennials and some trees in early spring.
  • Growing potatoes in bags

    Growing potatoes in bags

    Growing potatoes in bags is a great way of getting a useful crop from a small space. If you have a greenhouse or polytunnel then you can also get a very early crop by starting them off in February.
  • How to grow onions from seed

    How to grow onions from seed

    Onions are easy and cheap to grow, whether from seed or from heat-treated sets. Onion sets are miniature or immature onions, which can be planted out in March or April for a quick-growing crop.
  • How to sow and grow herbs

    How to sow and grow herbs

    Herbs are rewarding plants to grow. Not only do they provide tasty additions to all types of foods, many plants are beautiful as ornamentals with attractive flowers.

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