The Horticultural Channel

Practical down-to-earth gardening advice for the amateur gardener and allotment plot holder

Sowing Sweetcorn
Sweet Corn is a tender vegetable that needs a good summer to produce at its best. Given a sheltered spot and using early varieties, this delicious vegetable is now quite at home in northern counties. Early Extra Sweet is a super sweet variety with shrunken kernels which means this... Read more
Crop Rotation Explained
Growing vegetables in the same location year after year can contribute to the build up of diseases in the soil. To avoid this we follow Crop Rotation. Crops can be divided into three categories: Roots, Brassicas and Others. ROOTS This includes beetroots, carrots, chicory, parsnips and potatoes. BRASSICAS These... Read more