Growing Tomatoes

July 31, 2018

PLANT TYPE: Annual LATIN NAME: Lycopersicon lycopersicum SUN: Full Sun SOIL TYPE: A very wide range of soil types. Little preferrence pH RANGE: 6.0 ‐ 6.5 WATERING: Average. Keep moist not wet. MATURITY IN DAYS: 55-105 days depending on the variety. KNOWN PESTS: Plenty. It’s wise to keep a steady eye on the fruit as […]

Growing Peas

July 31, 2018

PLANT TYPE: Annual LATIN NAME: Pisum sativum SUN: Full Sun SOIL TYPE: Medium‐rich, well‐drained, high organic matter pH RANGE: 6.0 ‐ 7.0 WATERING: Average (Every second or third day unless it becomes very hot) MATURITY IN DAYS: 55 ‐ 70 KNOWN PESTS: Not a lot, but grasshoppers will take the leaves and some caterpillars can […]

Growing Lettuce

July 31, 2018

PLANT TYPE: Annual BOTANICAL NAME: Lactuca sativa SUN: Full Sun in spring/autumn, partial shade in summer SOIL TYPE: Rich, well‐drained, loose loam. pH RANGE: 6.2 ‐ 6.8 WATERING: Keep moist, not waterlogged, daily short watering is best MATURITY IN DAYS: 45 ‐ 55 KNOWN PESTS: slugs, snails and grasshoppers Your garden or pots must have […]

Bean Seeds

July 31, 2018

Broad Beans Vicia faba Full Sun Rich well‐drained, deep sandy, composted loam pH RANGE: 6.0 ‐ 6.8 Water every 2nd Day MATURITY IN DAYS: 70 ‐ 75 KNOWN PESTS: Grasshoppers KNOWN DISEASES: N/A The broad bean (Vicia faba) is a bushy, hardy annual that grows up to 1 metre tall; it has square stems with […]