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The Beechgrove Garden 2022 episode 6

The Beechgrove Garden 2022 episode 6

The Beechgrove Garden 2022 episode 6: In this episode, Carole is at Beechgrove setting up some colourful hanging baskets. She also has expert advice on how to get the best crop from this year’s tomato plants, including a look at the possibility of ripening tomatoes outside in a Scottish garden.



 

 

Elsewhere, the team are busy on their own allotments, with George planting more vegetables and looking forward to a bumper apple crop later in the year, while Kirsty is planning roses and showing how to give a Clematis the best start. It’s also time to catch up on this year’s Beechgrowers as we hear more of their plans for this coming summer.

 

The Beechgrove Garden 2022 episode 6

 

Hanging baskets

Whether planted for summer or winter interest, hanging baskets provide valuable colour at eye level. Choose vibrant bedding plants for a short-term show or herbs, shrubs and evergreens for a long-lasting display.

Plant summer hanging baskets from April onwards, but they will need protection from frost until the middle or end of May. If you do not have a greenhouse, it is usually easier to plant in situ once the frosts have passed. Plant winter hanging baskets between September and October, and it doesn’t matter if they are frosted as the plants are should be hardy. You would normally plant up a long-lasting perennial hanging basket from April onwards, depending on the types of plants being used.

Tomatoes

Growing your own tomatoes is simple and just a couple of plants will reward you with plenty of delicious tomatoes through the summer. They’re ideal for growing in containers, either outdoors in a sunny spot or in a greenhouse, and there’s a whole array to try, from tiny sweet cherry tomatoes to full-flavoured giant beefsteaks.

Water tomato plants regularly to keep the soil or compost evenly moist. Fluctuating moisture levels can cause problems with the fruit, such as splitting or blossom end.

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The Beechgrove Garden 2022 episode 6
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The Beechgrove Garden 2022 episode 6: In this episode, Carole is at Beechgrove setting up some colourful hanging baskets.

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