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Growing Vegetables

All the best advice, recommendations and tips, for you to get the best harvest each year.

How to grow Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Growing Cauliflower Intro Cauliflowers can be a tricky vegetable to grow well, because they are very finicky about soil, light, water and space. Their heads (actually called curds) have a tendency to bolt or go discoloured if everything is not just right. But home-grown cauliflower has a quality that you …

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How to Grow Turnips

Turnip

Growing Turnips Intro Turnips are brassicas that are related to mustard and radishes. They are full of vitamin K and beta-carotene, and can be grown for both their roots and their greens. Roots are fabulous roasted in goose fat or boiled up with black pepper and served with meat, they …

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How to Grow Spring Onions

Spring Onion and Tomatoes

Growing Spring Onions Intro Spring onions or scallions, whatever you want to call them, they are one of the nation’s best-loved alliums. If you are a keen cook, then it is always great to have a patch so you can pull them when needed and even as a substitute for …

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How to Grow Pak Choi

Pak Choi

Growing Pak Choi Intro Pak choi is that scrumptious Chinese cabbage you find in healthy stir fries and salads. Steam it, fry it, or eat it raw, drenched in yummy soy sauce. You can even whisk it up into a healthy super shake with your juicer. These leafy greens are …

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Growing Radishes

Radish Harvest

How to Grow Radishes The bright pink radish is one of the most attractive looking vegetables you could imagine. So alluring that Peter Rabbit was willing to risk life and limb in an attempt to steal them from Mr McGregor’s garden. Radishes belong to the brassica family and are also …

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Growing Beetroot

Beetroot

How to Grow Beetroot What appears on the outside to be a small, turnip-like vegetable opens up to reveal flesh of deep purple and a flavour like nothing else. Yes, the inimitable beetroot. Beetroots are the roots of the beet plant, a crop closely related to sugar beets, spinach and …

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Growing Rhubarb

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GROWING RHUBARB There’s so many ways to prepare rhubarb (basically, you have not lived if you have never tried a warm, fragrant home-made rhubarb pie) yet despite its good qualities and nuanced flavor, not too many people actually come to the point where they …

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Growing Parsnips

Parsnips

The Parsnip Growing Guide Far more than just a white carrot, the king of or root vegetables has a distinct quality all of its own. Slightly sweet, while deep and earthy, the parsnip makes a wonderful addition to broths, soups and Sunday dinners. Perhaps nothing is more moreish than a …

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Growing Cabbage

Growing Cabbage

Cabbages were the vegetables you probably hated as a child. But your parents were right when they told you to eat your greens. These amazing bundles of health fortification contain masses of vitamins C and K. They are low in fat, high in fibre and provide ample helpings of iron, …

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Companion Planting

Companion Planting

Companion Planting a beginners Guide. When it comes to arranging our vegetable gardens we have a tendency to lump all plants of the same type together in beds, a practice known as monoculture. Gardening just seems easier when things are organized like that, but it may not actually be the …

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