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Growing Vegetables

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

Growing Cucumbers

Cucumber

Although they are closely related to other gourds like squashes and courgettes there is really nothing quite like a cucumber. The word itself brings instantly to mind a sense of cool freshness with a taste, smell and watery texture that is so distinct and memorable. Cucumber makes a welcome addition …

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Growing Sweetcorn

Growing Sweetcorn

How to Grow Sweetcorn Sweetcorn is a form of the maize that once fuelled the Aztec empire. It remains a staple food of the Americas because it is incredibly versatile and nutritious – but unlike most staple foods, its flavour is anything but bland. These yellow, cone-shaped cobs are full of …

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Growing Peas

Growing Peas

How to Grow Peas Fresh peas straight from the pod! Wandering down to the garden on a hot summer’s day and gathering bags full of peas is one of life’s little pleasures. Bring along the kids and the dog to see everyone happy, gathering and munching the day away. Once …

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Growing Courgettes

Courgette

The fabulous courgette, an over-producer and one of the easiest plants to grow for beginners. Every garden should have at least one! Courgettes grow rapidly from seed and require little maintenance except watering and some slug defence, so they are a good way to introduce yourself or your children to …

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Edible Perennials

Picked Blackberry

It is morning and warm shafts of light pierce the kitchen windows. The cat lounges where they fall, birds are out in song and snowdrops nod approvingly. Your soul lifts as you realize that finally the first days of spring are upon us. While drinking your morning brew your head …

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Growing Carrots

Growing Carrots

The Beginner’s Guide To Growing Carrots Second only to the potato, the carrot is one of the most popular vegetables in the world. For gardeners, the carrot is by far the most diverse and simple root vegetable to grow. Even those without a green thumb can manage to reap a …

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