From the seven grape vines varieties that I grow `Canadice` is the one, which really stands out. Firstly, it is very suitable for vertical gardening – this is a very fast-growing and completely cold-hardy vine. Secondly, the grapes are seedless. They are small, yellowish red when ripe (bright red, if autumn has been long and [...]
Asparagus has always enjoyed pride of place in the cottage gardens of our grandmothers. It is an airy plant, up to 1,5m tall, with handsome ferny foliage, long wiry stems and narrow scale-like leaves. However, while most of us grow asparagus as a decorative perennial, it is rather more valued abroad for its tasty tender shoots, which are very low in calories.
Came March, and a keen gardener starts sowing vegetables with a long days to maturity period. These are vegetables which take 50 to 80 days from seed sowing to transplanting outside or into the greenhouse. The sowing time depends a lot on whether you have a heated greenhouse. And sure, on your country`s hardiness zone. [...]