#546 Time To Spring Clean The Garden

Welcome to this week's episode of the Veg Grower Podcast! I'm Richard, and my mission is to inspire and empower more people to grow their own food. Join me as we feel it is now time to spring clean the garden and allotment.

Time to Spring Clean the Garden:

As spring unfolds, it's time to rejuvenate our gardens. Learn how to integrate new chickens into your flock, tidy up neglected areas, and repurpose straw bales for mulching and composting. Discover the benefits of repurposing old structures, like transforming a quail cage into a hedgehog house. Plus, get insights into combating persistent pests like whitefly with organic solutions.

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Planting Potatoes and Combatting Couch Grass:

Join me at the allotment as we plant potatoes and tackle couch grass. Learn the importance of soil preparation, spacing, and mulching for successful potato cultivation. Discover how potatoes can help suppress weeds like couch grass and the optimal timing for planting different varieties.

Chef Scott Recipe of the Week:

Stay tuned for Chef Scott's delicious recipe using fresh garden produce! This week its a delicious spring cabbage roll recipe which is just delicious.

Maintaining the Fruit Garden:

Explore strategies for maintaining a thriving fruit garden in limited space. Discover the benefits of container gardening and the importance of relocating potted plants for optimal sunlight. Learn how to protect delicate fruit trees from late frosts and diseases like peach leaf curl. Plus, dive into fruit propagation techniques like layering to expand your garden's bounty.


As we wrap up, remember that spring cleaning isn't just about tidying up; it's about setting the stage for a fruitful season ahead. Join me next time as we continue our gardening journey together.

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