Vegetable growing

No-Dig Gardening by Dave Hamilton

May 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

The following article first appeared in ‘Grow your own’ magazine back in February as part of my ‘Theory Behind…’ series. In traditional gardening and farming, land is weeded and/or cleared of crops before a soil improver such as compost and/or manure is dug or ploughed into the soil to improve the soil structure, aerate the soil and add nutrition. With ‘no-dig’ [...]

Onions Allium cepa By Dave Hamilton

July 6, 2008 // 0 Comments

History The onion (or allium) family is a large and diverse one containing over 500 species. With such a large range of species the origins of the modern (or globe) onion are a bit blurred. It has not one but five possible wild plants it could have evolved from, all of which grow in the central Asian region. It is thought that bulbs from the onion family have been utilised as a food source for [...]