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Seasonal Tasks for January

Chitting Potatoes Explained

During February and March you’ll hear many gardeners talk about ‘chitting’ potatoes, but what exactly is it and does it help? What is Chitting? Chitting is a process of creating little shoots on the potatoes, where you’ll find their ‘eyes’. How do you Chit? Traditionally gardeners use old egg boxes. …

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Dig a trench for climbing beans

Whether you are planning to grow Runner (Pole) Beans or French Climbing Beans, they all love a good base of moisture to help them grow. Over Christmas is a perfect time to start planning for this crop. Traditionally they are grown in rows, using bamboo canes for the plants to …

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