'How To's

What should you sow during the cold months? Charles Dowding offers advice on winter vegetables, compost, weeding and more

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Andy Cawthray advises on the best way to create a great chicken run, including advice on space, fencing, and semi-permanent set ups

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Chicken

Andy provides advice to ensure that your chicken coop is providing your chickens with everything they need, including advice on perches, nesting areas and chicken coop ventilation

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Chicken

In the second of three extracts from her new book, The Climate Change Garden, co-written with Sally Morgan, Country Smallholding’s gardening correspondent Kim Stoddart explains how important trees are for Britain’s more extreme weather-laden future

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Home seed saving is oh so satisfying, says Kim Stoddart, who explains the collection process, as well as why ladybirds are her friends

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Time is running out for outdoor sowings to crop in autumn/winter, but Charles Dowding has some advice on September plantings, as well as a word of warning on apparent weedkiller poisonings

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Autumn is the time for the selection of replacement breeding stock. Tim Tyne offers advice on picking out the cream of your new crop of lambs, or looking at alternatives to rejuvenate the flock

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If you’re taking the plunge and are intending to buy goats there are several things to consider before you part with your money, not least whether you want them for meat, milk or fibre. Lee Connor offers some sage advice

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Smallholding on a Channel Island brings unique challenges — including the lack of a resident vet — but Alderney Free Range Pigs has gone from strength to strength over its decade in existence, finds Joanna Woodnutt

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In an extract from her new book The Climate Change Garden, co-written with Sally Morgan, Country Smallholding’s gardening correspondent Kim Stoddart explains how smallholders can start future-proofing their fruit-growing efforts

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How can you widen your resilient reach beyond the veg garden? Kim Stoddart explains how native planting ‘off piste’ will help to entice those vital pollinators back onto your patch

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Ask the experts

If you have dreams of becoming a goatkeeper, Lee Connor has some vital advice

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The High life

Friday, June 21, 2019

After meeting five years ago, Donald Hendry and Linda McFadzean now breed Highland cattle, as well as rare Whitebred Shorthorns. Julie Harding visits them on their scenic holding in Dumfries & Galloway to find out about their venture

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We pick six fruit and vegetables that reap multiple-harvests every year and can be grown at home

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How to shear your sheep properly

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Most breeds of sheep require shearing. Tim Tyne explains exactly how to tackle the vital job of shearing a sheep

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