2. Believe it or not, but the E.U. (in their infinite wisdom) huh!! have deemed that the use of coffee grounds to enrich your garden soil is O.K. but using them to kill certain garden pests is NOT.
3. O.K. so most people don't like wasps. They do cause some damage in the garden especially around fruit. They are probably of more use though, 1 worker wasp will take out around 100 aphids in a day. Being predators they will also take flies and caterpillars as food.
4. Along with Spring and Summer comes the vast armies of pests and diseases. Here's a link to some preventative measures, mainly organic. Click Here.
5. Are you growing Ferns and/or Gardenia and like eating pickles, try pouring the pickle juice around the ferns/gardenias to promote their growth??
6. Banana skins are rich in potassium, don't throw them away, use them underneath plants or put them on your compost heap.
7. Earthing up developing carrot plants periodically is one method of deterring carrot fly.
8. If you intend to add manure to your planting beds remember that REGULARLY adding a lot can result in trace elements being "locked up" and not being available to crops.
9. Rainwater is in short supply around my allotments so far this year. When watering your plots or garden do so either early morning or evenings to conserve water.
2. Sow the following: French Beans, Runner Beans, Beetroot, Cabbage, Cauliflowers, Chicory, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Endive, Kohl-rabi, Marrows, Squashes, Swedes, Sweetcorn and Turnips.
3. Successional sowing of certain seeds, should be done throughout the Summer.
2. Keep weeds down, hoeing will aid water to soak in also.
3. Salad crops should be ready for harvesting, along with other early crops.
4. Check Lettuce/Brassicas for slugs/snails especially after rain or watering.