Each month, our Horticultural and Learning coordinator Sandie Cain is live on our Facebook channel showing us what she’s up to in the vegetable garden area of our Schools’ Garden.
Catch up - previous Ask the Gardener lives
Ask the Gardener Facebook live – 16 July 2021 – pests and disease control
Find out how to protect your crops from pests and disease at this time of year – from potato blight to powdery mildew – with top tips on clever yet kindly ways to prevent and contain problems before they get out of hand for your potatoes, courgettes, tomatoes, cucumbers. Also what you can be direct sowing now for autumn crops and more.
Ask the Gardener Facebook live – 28 May 2021 – planting out tender veg
Sandie takes a walk around the vegetable beds to explain what is growing and has lots of planting out and training tips for the tender veg including tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and courgettes (including her top tip on how to water them!). She also takes your general gardening questions.
Ask the Gardener Facebook live – 5 March 2021 – demonstration of different seed sowing methods
Sandie talks about what seeds to sow in March, shows different ideas for sowing seeds, talks about apple tree grafting and takes your general gardening questions.
Ask the Gardener Facebook Live – Friday 15 Jan 2021
Take a tour of our vegetable garden, listen to live Q&As from our facebook followers about gardening and see what Sandie is planning to sow at the moment.