Reviews & Intros

Plants, tools, composts, seeds and clothing all get put through their paces at Furzehill Farm Garden.

I like to photograph and comment on our findings in the hope that I can save others time and money by getting the best solutions to garden needs.

New plants and gardening innovations interest me, they’ll get some space here when they arrive and when I have tried them out they’ll get reviewed.

Shiny Onions from seed ‘Amposta’ and ‘Carmen’

Fungal disease has made growing Onions difficult here at Furzehill Farm so this year we decided to spread the risk by growing from seed and sets and using several different varieties. Frome seed we used three varieties, Golden Bear (supposedly resistant to white rot),...

Primed for growth?

Is this the next big thing in Vegetable gardening? Mr Fothergills launched 'Optigrow' seeds at GLEE 2017 - this range of 20 veg varieties have all been 'primed' ready to germinate quicker than regular seeds. I can see this might be helpful if it gives veggies a head...