We're spring loaded...
On the programme on the 16th April...
You will certainly have your five a day with Beechgrove this week. In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim is testing temperatures and hoping to sow early broad beans while Carole and Chris take a look at the fruits of their labours from last year with the containerised peaches. They also add to the collection in the fruit house with acid cherries and containerised figs. Staying small, George is in the fruit cage planting a new mini orchard that will fit almost anyone's garden.
Hoping to prove that the fruit of your own labours is the sweetest, Jim is helping Carol Cocker in Inverurie. Carol has a well-established ornamental garden and has given over a small part of her garden to learning how to grow her own for the first time. Jim endeavours to use the plot as productively as possible.
Jim is like a child in a tree sweet shop as he visits an awesome arboretum in Kippen that boasts a huge variety of beautiful and unusual trees including many different fruit trees.
Programme 4 - Heritage Vegetables
Jim plants some heritage or heirloom vegetables and explains why it is useful/important to keep them in cultivation.