Angelo’s food growing articles

 

When Angelo Eliades, from Preston, blogs about something, it is usually well worth reading. Here is a list of his posts which relate to food growing.

Planning
Growing media
  1. Three useful herbs which can be used as natural compost activators and much more.
  2. Selecting the right size pot or container for growing vegetables.
  3. The definitive guide on how to compost everything from the garden and kitchen.
  4. How to improve drainage in plant pots, the proper way to do it!
  5. Why you shouldn’t fertilise gardens in winter in cool and temperate climates.
  6. Manure application rate, how much should we use in the garden?
  7. What happens if you don’t turn your compost?
  8. How to change soil ph in organic gardening.
  9. Three simple soil tests to determine what type of soil you have.
  10. Is rabbit manure good to use in the garden?.
  11. Understanding soil pH and how it affects plant nutrient availability.
  12. What materials can you put into your compost bin and what not to compost.
  13. What are the best rocks to use for building wicking beds?
  14. Should you put gravel or rocks at the bottom of plant pots for drainage?.
  15. How far do large tree roots extend?.
  16. Chop and drop gardening (sheet composting).
  17. The difference between soft and hard mulches.
  18. Rooting edible plant cuttings in water.
  19. Seed raising mix – does it work?
  20. Understanding fertilisers – how and when to feed your garden.
  21. Bokashi soil generator – turn food waste into nutrient-rich soil.
  22. Bokashi composting – how to process waste that can’t go in your compost or worm farm.
  23. Biochar ancient origins, modern inspirations.
  24. Starting annual vegetable seedlings indoors
  25. Hot compost – composting in 18 days.
Growing structures
Fruit trees
  1. How long do fruit trees live?
  2. Why are citrus trees and other evergreens planted in Spring?
  3. How to prune, support and protect blackberries and their hybrids
  4. How to plant two or more trees in the same hole for high density tree planting
  5. How to prune a mulberry tree for multiple crops in a single season
  6. How to sterilise and disinfect pruning tools
  7. What age wood do fruit trees flower and fruit on?
  8. How to grow, prune and propagate raspberries.
  9. Formative pruning, central leader form – how to prune young fruit trees in the first three years.
  10. Grape vine trellis.
  11. Formative pruning, vase form – how to prune young fruit trees in the first three years.
  12. How to prune figs, persimmons and pomegranates.
  13. How to prune a fruit tree, step by step.
  14. How to prune grape vines – cane and spur pruning explained!
  15. How to prune tree branches.
  16. How to plant a fruit tree.
  17. The difference between seedling, grafted and cutting grown fruit trees.
  18. Permaculture edible hedges.
  19. Backyard orchard culture.
Specific plants
  1. Why are my tomatoes cracking and splitting?.
  2. How to harvest bananas and ripen them indoors in temperate climates.
  3. How to save tomato seeds for planting next year.
  4. Why are my tomatoes flowering but not setting fruit?
  5. Why are my cabbages not forming heads?
  6. The easiest way to dry and process turmeric root to make turmeric powder.
  7. How to plant, grow and harvest potatoes.
  8. Are woody galls on citrus tree trunks harmful?.
  9. Know and identify your chilli species.
  10. Which variety of grapevine has edible leaves for making dolmades?.
  11. Can you grow grapes from seed? Garden mythbusting!
  12. 15 herbs you can grow indoors.
  13. Growing turmeric in the ground in temperate climates.
  14. Growing turmeric in containers in temperate climates.
  15. Layering overgrown tomato plants.
  16. Small-space intensive tomato growing.
  17. Growing pistachio nut trees.
  18. Growing cranberries.
  19. Grafting eggplant onto devil plant.
Problems
  1. How to make horticultural oil spray for organic pest control.
  2. How to control snails and slugs without toxic chemicals.
  3. How to neutralise glyphosate (roundup) herbicide contamination in soil.
  4. How to identify and treat herbicide contamination of commercial soil, compost and manure.
  5. Citrus problems – leaves curling inwards along their length.
  6. Fruit tree problems – new leaves tightly curled and turning yellow on cherries and plums.
  7. When the lower leaves of a tomato plant turn yellow.
  8. White or tan spots on brassica leaves.
  9. Citrus fruit has thick peel and hollow core.
  10. How to control Queensland fruit fly in the home garden.
  11. Why citrus fruit drops and flowers fail to develop.
  12. Apple tree problems – sun scald.
  13. Horticultural glues and tree banding trees to controls ants and other pests.
  14. Apple tree diseases – crown gall.
  15. Citrus fruit splitting and prevention.
  16. Apple tree diseases and planting location.
  17. Citrus nutrient deficiency yellow leaf with green veins.
  18. Citrus yellow veins on green leaf in winter.
  19. Controlling citrus gall wasp.
  20. Netting fruit trees for pest control.
Other

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