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As the weather warms and the days lengthen, is your attention turning to your garden?

Our Hort-How-To videos hope to inspire those looking for new hobbies; those who want to be gently nudged out of their gardening comfort zone; and to those gardeners who want to improve their gardening skills. 


We also invite those wise owl gardening experts who want to pass on their knowledge and inspire the gardener in all of us, to get in touch if they would like to add value to our Hort-How-To video collection.

Martin Preisig, our Horticultural Chairman provides a step by step tutorial on how to prepare your soil. Martin also teaches how to test the pH of your soil and explains WHY this part of your SOIL PREPARATION is really important when choosing what to grow!

In this Hort-How-To, our Horticultural Chairman provides the second step by step tutorial on how to prepare your soil ready to plant peas and carrots. 

Michael-John Hickey shows us how to plant Jersey Royals for the family at home whilst showing us some tell-tale signs of HEALTHY soils.

Jersey Scouts Connor and Olivia demonstrate how to plant Jersey Royals in pots as part of the ‘The Genuine Jersey, Jersey Royal Growing Competition’.

Tom Robinson, our keen and knowledgeable horticultural committee member, shows us how you can sow tomato seeds in RECYCLED toilet rolls.

Tom Robinson teaches how we can grow cress and mustard seed by using just a recycled plastic food tray and a piece of kitchen roll – what’s more, they will be ready to use in your sandwiches next week.

Steve Le Feuvre is a long time member of the RJA&HS. About 8 years ago, Steve started collecting cacti and succulents. In this video, Steve explains more about his fascination for plants and introduces us to his collection of over 300 plants, whilst sharing his top tips for looking after his plants and virtual show preparation. 

Lucy is a childminder who has set up Little Diggers, an initiative that was born out of Lockdown. The aim of Little Diggers is to use the outdoor environment and the seasons as a fun learning experience. In this video, Lucy and the children are at the F J Ahier allotments connecting and playing with dandelions.

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