Using gardening hand tools

Using a hand trowel or fork when planting out or weeding can cause strain or be a major source of discomfort for many gardeners. The wrist joint is quite a complex structure, containing a group of eight tiny bones (carpals), which offer a great range of flexibility but this level of movement … [Read more...]



Patio Potatoes

One of our readers experimented this year by growing potatoes in a tub on the patio.  At the end of August, after the stalks had died back, he emptied out about 8Kg of tubers. Earlier in the year, four seed potatoes were planted at the base of a 20 litre pot Gradually adding compost as … [Read more...]



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