See Neville plant the Courgettes in glorious technicolour
Neville plants some Spinach to give the Wonderpost team some much needed Iron.
The Spinach is being helped on it’s way with lot’s of Wonderpost 100% Natural Soil Improver
We’ve recently done a bit of refurb on the Wonderpost allotment, it was looking very rundown and unloved, adding new surrounds and fencing to keep those pesky chickens away.
The Sun started shining earlier in the week, and Neville, freshly woken from hibernation, decided to plant some Parsnips. Luckily the sun was shining, or we’d have to have changed the title of this post and double lucky that Neville was in full verbose mode as you can see in the video below.
Here’s Neville giving his all in a post-hibernation video about planting Parsnips.
Like most gardeners, I yearn for the warmer Spring weather as this is a time when we can start to get productive in the garden or the allotment. Perhaps though I am a fair-weather gardener because really there should be no excuse for not working on the allotment even in the depths of the winter as there is always something to do. Tasks such as digging are great to do in the winter as this is vital prep for Spring seed sowing. So, if you haven’t got out into your veg patch yet, now is the time to dig it over. Don’t forget though to spread a good layer of Wonderpost on the ground and as you turn over the soil with your spade you will be incorporate valuable organic matter into your veg patch, a process that will give your veg a super-powered growing environment this year.…
Yes, it’s that time again, Neville, looking more and more like a bespectacled George Clooney every day, shows you why Wonderpost is the go-to soil improver for all your planting needs. Wonderpost is available in 50L bags or 1000L bulk bags with FREE delivery to most IP postcodes*. Click the link to buy – https://wonderpost.co.uk/wonderpost-farm-fresh-compost/
Yet again, Wonderpost Compost fuels incredible veg growth. Neville reveals the growing results with his usual panache, only this time we think he’s gone commando – “It’s not the Jungle Neville, it’s Suffolk…”
Now that Summer is over and our thoughts turn to Christmas shopping, and whether we really want the mother-in-law (or father-in-law, for that matter) for Christmas lunch, we mustn’t forget our gardens, because we are parent, guardian, and mother-in-law to a piece of land that is not going to go on holiday, or gives us a break by having it’s own Christmas lunch. Your garden needs all the love it can get, and we can help by undertaking the following 5 best soil improvement tasks.…
As a frequent salad eater, I sometimes feel the need to zest up my plate of lettuce with pickles, which is just as well really as I have an abundance of home-produced pickled products – try saying that with a mouth full of beetroot!
Pickling is a great way of preserving excess crops in the garden. Isn’t it just the way – you grow something and the crop produces more than you can possibly eat, so you end up giving half of it away, selling it at the roadside, trying out new and freakish recipes or of course pickling it in those jars you saved just for this purpose. I had just this experience with the beetroot we had grown on the Wonderpost allotment – when Rog and I harvested them last week there was more than our two families could possibly eat in a week so of course, out came the vinegar and jars. To pickle beetroot, I simply boil them for about twenty minutes, take off the skin and then dice into a jar. When cool I top up the jar with vinegar and add a few pickling spices and then store in a cool, dark cupboard where the jars get forgotten about!
I first grew a crop of beetroot at college in 1979 and thankfully my skills as a gardener must have developed as this recent crop on the Wonderpost allotment was fantastic – especially those beets harvested from the part of the allotment that had a liberal dose of our fantastic soil improver added to it – Wonderpost definitely increased the size of the beets as you can see from the photo. Of course, we could have grown even larger beets if I had remembered to thin out the seedlings when the seeds had just germinated as this would have enabled the beets to grow even larger. But never mind, as I have enough jars of the stuff to see me through the winter!
On a blisteringly hot Suffolk Sunday afternoon, Rog and I undertook the big onion reveal on the Wonderpost allotment. If you’ve been following our allotment posts you will recall that I planted a row of onion sets last autumn, half in the part of the allotment treated with Wonderpost soil improver, the other half planted in just the normal untreated soil. The variety I choose was called Troy and quite frankly it’s a very easy variety to grow. Apart from watering, weeding and applying the occasional dose of FastGrow chicken manure to the crop we haven’t really had to do much else to the plants… apart from of course harvest them!
Well, the harvest has just taken place (you will know when onions are ready to be harvested as the foliage will start to turn yellow) and thanks to Roger’s kids and one of their friends we dug up all the onions, washed the soil off them and then had the weigh in.
We were as clinical as possible as we made sure that there was the exact number of onions growing in each half of the allotment … after all we wanted to make sure our trial was as accurate as possible. With much excitement and bated breath we weighed the onions from each half of the allotment and (drum roll please) and we are delighted to report that the onions growing in Wonderpost weighed in heavier than those growing in the normal soil, coming in at 4.3Kg, whilst the Wonderpost onions weighed in at 5.22Kg.
There you have it folks … proof that Wonderpost soil improver increases yields.
I’m now of to make an onion tart ….