To get the best results from garden plants, you need to give them the best growing conditions for each type of plant.
Gardening this summer has become a task to plan ahead to avoid the thunder showers and if the sun is forecast to shine for a few hours we need to be outdoors to bring in the harvest.
How well suited is the Scottish climate for the growing of figs? John Stoa finds out.
With autumn now almost past, colder weather with frost and snow will most likely be arriving very soon.
Pumpkins and courgettes have a lot of similarities in their needs for producing good crops.
Darker nights and cooler temperatures can only mean one thing – summer is all but over and autumn is here, says John Stoa.
Tomato growing has always been one of the gardening challenges with great rewards when you pick that first fruit fully ripened on the bush, and then followed by loads more as the season progresses. Summer salads would never be complete without some home grown tomatoes.
In early youth, once you are old enough to sample a wee bit of alcohol you go over a threshold with a new experience that stays with you, but is forever changing as life evolves.
Storms in the middle of June caused a fair bit of damage all around the garden and allotment.
In the days before global warming, we gardeners could rely on the seasons to behave normally so we could organise our gardening activities on schedule.