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24 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Episode 432 Listener questions and growing aubergines
Join Richard in this weeks podcast, in which Richard has a couple of listeners voicemail and shares how he grows his aubergines, not forgetting of course the latest from his plots.
19 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
#431 Growing Rhubarb and pruning.
Join Richard Suggett in this weeks podcast where this week Richard is sharing how easy it is to be growing Rhubarb and how he prunes his fruit trees and bushes. This week on the plot This week Richard has tackled the following tasks Cleaning the greenhouse Forcing his Rhubarb Strimming the grass on the allotment Weeding Pruning apple and pear trees Pricking out chillies.
23 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
#430 What can we do in January in the veg garden.
Join Richard in this weeks podcast with new theme tune and a slight tweak on the format. This week Richard is sharing what can we do in January in the veg garden. Richard also shares the latest from the plots. Seeds to sow in January Certain varieties of the following can be sown outside this month Broad beans Peas Garlic Shallots Onion sets The following can be sown In an unheated greenhouse or under cover Lettuce Spinach Spring onions Onions Turnips Sunner cabbages Summer Cauliflower Celery Celeriac Rhubarb Parsley Coriander The following can be sown indoors or in a heated propagator Chillies Aubergine Basil Tomatoes but be warned this might get to big to early!!!! What can we do in January in the veg garden Tasks to tackle outside this month are Prune apple and pear trees, gooseberry and current bushes Clear old crops and weeds from beds, mulching with compost and manure as required. Plant bare rooted fruit trees and bushes Cover rhubarb with an old bin to force rhubarb Feed brassicas with a high nitrogen feed making sure they are well netted If its raining then head into the greenhouse or shed and tackle Tidy up greenhouse and shed, cleaning windows to allow better light in. Check over any overwintering plants for pests and disease Move some potted strawberries inside for an early crop And for those dark evenings Finalise your plans for this year Check through seed collections Order any seeds and seed potatoes required for this coming year. I hope you enjoy this weeks podcast. If you have then perhaps you might consider becoming a supporting member which helps me keep the podcast moving forward. Detail below. Supporter membership The supporter membership is how we fund the veg grower podcast and keep inspiring others to grow there own food. For £5 a month you help us keep going. As a thank, you gift you will receive Exclusive podcasts and video with a “behind the scenes” access view of what’s happening here at the veg grower podcast. Each month a gift of a few seed packets will be sent to your… £5.00 / month Shop now
15 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
Episode 429. Reflecting on 2021 looking to 2022
Join Richard in this weeks podcast where he looks back over 2021 to see what changes to make in 2022.
17 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Episode 428. How has the Xmas dinner bed performed this year?
Join Richard in this weeks podcast where he is reviewing a 2021 project of growing all Christmas dinner veg in one bed.
18 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Episode 427. How I grow Ginger
Join Richard in this weeks podcast where he answers a question about how he grows ginger. he also shares the latest from the plots.
22 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Episode 426 Windowsill veg gardening
Join Richard in this weeks veg gardening podcast where he is discussing his utilisation of windowsills in order to grow food in these darker months.
20 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Episode 425 Xmas gifts for gardeners, seeds and tasks for December
Join Richard in this weeks veg grower podcast where this week he is sharing a few Christmas gift ideas as well as a few seeds to sow in December and a few tasks. Christmas gift ideas The following list is comprised from the audience in a live show Gardeners world magazine subscription Long handled trowel Garden gift card Vitopod Decent labels and marker Seed advent calender Itip handles Chicken manure pellets Seed box Ryobi tools Long reach hedge trimmer Shredder Vegepod Subpod Seedball edible wildflower mix Wellies Trug Vegebag Horticulturel fleece Solar lights Headphones Fruit trees Thermal gardening gloves Willow tree Solar power system Good growing weather Blueberry bush Sharp knife Opinal or hori hori wildlife camera Pruning/cutting book Gardening journal Gardening dvds Small flask Unusual seeds Camping Stove Cuddly toy
24 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Episode 424 What I am doing with all these fallen leaves?
Join Richard in this weeks veg grower podcast where this week he is sharing what he is doing with all these fallen leaves. Richard also shares the latest from the allotment and vegetable garden
21 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Episode 423. Protecting my plants
Join Richard in this weeks veg grower podcast where this week he is sharing how he protects his plants over winter
26 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Episode 422. Chickens in lockdown
Join Richard in this weeks vegetable growing podcast. This week Richard finds his chickens in lockdown from avian flu and shares how he deals with his chickens and quail during this time. Richard also shares the latest from the plots. If you want more information on avian flu then please checkout this government website for more information
12 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Episode 421. Seeds to sow, and tasks to tackle in November
Join Richard in this weeks podcast where he has shared a few seeds to sow this month and a few tasks to tackle. No diary section this week due to weather.
20 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Episode 420. Why do we carve pumpkins?
Join Richard in this weeks veg gardening podcast where this week Richard has investigated where pumpkin carving originates from.
34 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Episode 419. Taking a visit to Kevin’s allotment
Join Richard in this weeks veg growing podcast and this week Richard has visited his friends Kevin allotment. Also Richard shares the latest from the last week.
22 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Episode 418. How I’m growing garlic, onion’s and shallots this year.
Join Richard in this weeks veg grower podcast where he is discussing how he is growing garlic onions and shallots this year. He also shares the latest from his plots
25 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Episode 417. What can I do in the veg garden throughout October
Join Richard in this weeks veg gardening podcast where he discusses what we can be doing throughout October in the veg garden. Richard also shares the latest from the plots. Product of the month September saw Richard testing a pair of light weight wellington boots from lbcboots.com. Overall Richard is very happy with these boots although shaking old habits of using his trainers is a hard habit to crack. Richard found these boots very comfortable and very lightweight. So light he didn't feel like he was wearing boots at all. October see's Richard testing a ground stake for when he takes Roxy, his new puppy, to the allotment. What can I do in the veg garden throughout October. There's lots that can be done in the veg garden throughout October Seeds to sow Onion setsgarlic setsShallotsPeas such as meteor or Feltham firstBroad beans such as Aquadulce ClaudiaCauliflowerCabbageTurnipSalad leafLettuceSpring onionsCorn saladLand cressMicro greensbasildillParsleyCorianderGreen manures Tasks to do Collect leaf fall to make leaf mouldClear plants such as runner beans and courgettesHarvest pumpkinsStake Brussel sprout plantsSow green manures or mulchClean greenhousesRipen tomatoes and peppersCut back yellowing asparagusMove citrus plants indoorsClear away straw mulches from strawberriesDivide RhubarbHarvest applesCheck over any heater and fleeces.
20 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Episode 416 Green manures revisited.
Join Richard in this weeks veg growing podcasts as he revisits the green manures he uses on his allotment and veg patch. Richard also shares the latest from the allotment and veg patch
33 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Episode 415. Spotting trends for 2022 at GLEE
Join Richard in this weeks podcast where joined by Lee Connelly, they have attending GLEE 2021 and looking for what might be hot in the gardening world through 2021. Richard also shares the latest from his allotment and garden.
28 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Episode 414. Listener questions podcast
Join Richard in this weeks veg grower podcast. This week Richard is answering some listener questions received recently. Also a conclusion to this tears soil additive experiment as well as the latest from Richard’s plots. The diary This week Richard has sown some swiss chard. A firm favourite for its colourful leaves and stalks as well as great use in the kitchen. Richard also has continued mulching beds on the allotment using grass clippings. Something he is in the habit of doing lately. Finally Richard has now completely chopped down the willow tree in his back garden. A task he has wanted to do for a while. Find out more by listening to this weeks podcast. Listener questions Questions are always greatly received on this podcast and this week Richard has answered a few questions he has received. What can I use as mulch? Can I use wood chips in a vegetable clamp to store potatoes? Why are my chillies very mild? Finally the conclusion to the soil amendment experiment.
21 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Episode 413. Septembers tasks and seeds.
Join Richard in this weeks podcast where he is sharing a Septembers veg gardening tasks and seeds that can be sown. Richard aslo shares the latest from his allotment and vegetable garden. Item of the month August's item of the month was the Clarke soil sieve available from Amazon Septembers Item of the month is a pair of lightweight wellie boots from Leon boots. So far Richard is impressed with these boots, very lightweight and comfortable but more importantly easy to get on and off. How will they fair in a months time? Keep listening to find out. Seeds to sow in September her seeds to sow in September: Spring cabbagesMizunaWinter lettuceRadishTurnipOnionsShallotsGarlicBeetrootSalad onionsGreen manuresBroccoliChilli’s for overwinteringCauliflowerCorn saladWok BrocPak ChoiParsleyCorianderBasilThyme Tasks for September Cut back old blackberry canes after fruiting and tie in new canesWatch out for blossom end rot on tomatoes by watering consistentlyWhen asparagus ferns turn brown cut them downKeep up wintering of winter squash and pumpkinsEarth up celeryTowards the end of the month we can start planting out garlic cloves, onion and shallot sets. Pop to a garden centre to choose the varieties you want to grow.Plan what varieties of fruit canes or bushes you might want to plant over the winter. These are old as bare rooted canes throughout the winter months which can be much cheaper to buy.
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