If the weather isn’t too wet, you can sow some vegetables outside as long as they have some cover from a cold frame or sturdy cloche. You can plant lettuce, onions, early leeks, cabbage and even peas if you can provide them with enough shelter. If you are planning to grow potatoes this year, you can chit the tubers now as well. If you don’t have enough room to grow potatoes in the ground, you might consider growing them in a potato bag or box. The plan is very simply to add a layer of earth (held in place by a new layer of planks) whenever the shoots show above the ground. This gives a long length of underground stem for the tubers to grow on and you can dig them all at once as a maincrop or as you need them as new potatoes. There is nothing quite as gorgeous on a plate as a potato dug moment before it hits the boiling water!
Moose Seeds gardening blog
Category: What to sow and plant now
Flowers are blooming and the sun has begun to shine, this can only mean one thing ... spring has finally sprung.
May can be a busy month in the garden, seedlings needing care and attention, fillng the gaps in your borders and sowing of vegetables and herbs.
Don't forget with all this hard work to enjoy your garden and any nice weather we have.
Take a look at our in depth guide to what jobs can be completed in May
Despite it being one fo the coldest months of the year January has a few tasks you can complete in the garden.
Mainly lifting and dividing any herbaceous perennials that desparately need it. This is also a good way to get new plants from old plants which you can then plant elsewhere or give to friends.
Also january is a good time to prune plants in the garden.
take a look at our Jobs for january page for more in depth details of what to do now in the garden.