The weather conditions in Essex make it an ideal place to raise plants from seed. On their 300 acre farm in Coggeshall Kings Seeds have been following a production process which has been in place for over 100 years. Ken Crowther meet Andrew Tokely on the Kings Seeds plot to find out more.
BBC Essex gardening presenter Ken Crowther answers all your gardening questions and queries. This week he is joined by Tom Cole, Senior Horticultural Lecturer at Writtle College.
With the weather in the UK at its coldest, it’s a good time to look ahead to the summer when the garden is once again filled with colour. Garden centres and mail order catalogues are filled with summer flowering bulbs. There are plenty of varieties to pick from as Geoff Hodge told Ken Crowther.
Gardens across the UK are a blaze of colour with plants and vegetables growing in gardens, pots and tubs. The secret to having a colourful display is feeding. Baby Bio’s Anita Dent thinks many gardeners don’t feed their plants because they don’t know which one to use.
The strawberry season may well be over for now at Wilkin & Sons farm in Tiptree, but the raspberries are well and truly in flavour. Ken Crowther caught up with farm manager Andre to try some of the crop.