We speak to the latest couple to be voted off the BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge.
This Spring has been so hot it’s difficult to keep everything cool. Time to plant the broad beans, shallots and erect the bean poles.
Spring colour fills the garden as Sean sets about to clean the space ready for a busy year ahead. Vivi, Ky and Geoff attend their plots and Sean visits the shed of up-and-coming celebrities from the new BBC series, The Big Allotment Challenge.
Join our ‘Members Shed’ http://members.thehorticulturalchannel.info/ Sean and Graham head to The Edible Garden Show to recreate Sean’s allotment garden at Alexandra Palace.
I move my tomatoes into growbags, erect the greenhouse shading, plant out the cauliflowers and substitute one of the butternut squashes. Phew!
This week I rescue the hyacinths from around my garden and put them into a single container. Some weeding happens too…
I use 20 litre polypots and simply half fill with compost and mix 2 oz of fertilizer to this, then place one seed potato reduced to just 2 chits or sprouts in the bag about 2″ above the bottom of it.
I decided to plant out the peas that I’d sowed and grown on until the first leaves had emerged in the guttering into the garden bed. It would have been easier to transplant them if I had shorter lengths of the gutter but they still came out in 6-9 ” lengths pretty easily into the […]
I still had loads of chillies drying on last years plants so I decided to have a go at making some chilli flakes. Dead easy to do, just removed the dried chillies then either remove or leave the seeds in, dry out completely in a cool oven for as few minutes and then crush them […]
Today I continue to progress with work on the new allotment, as I plant out my raspberry canes. I have two varieties an autumn fruiting variety and a summer fruiting variety. Not enough allotment project!? Follow my progress off-video by using this hashtag – #theallotmentproject – on Facebook & Twitter!! YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/jackshilley FB: https://www.facebook.com/JackShilleyG… Business […]
In this episode, I am planting up my very exciting, new, Tree Lily bulbs from Thomson & Morgan. These amazing plants can grow 8-10ft tall in just two years and have masses of large trumpet blooms, with the same exquisite scent of regular lilies. If you do buy some of these bulbs from Thompson & […]