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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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Essential Gardening Tools

Garden Spades

The Vegetable Gardener Tool List.  A bad workman always blames his tools, right? Well, the person who said that obviously never worked with poor gardening implements. A full complement of decent tools will make your garden easier and more pleasurable to work, whilst speeding up your work rate immensely. Let’s look …

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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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How to Make Compost

Composting

Guide To Composting For thousands of years, keen gardeners and farmers have used their own compost to enhance their crops. More and more gardeners are turning from using chemical treatments and are now using compost to enrich their soil. Composting has been consistently popular among growers, so why shouldn’t you …

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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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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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Beekeeping a Beginners Guide

Beekeeping

Keeping Bees in Gardens Plants cannot mate with one another the way animals do, so they create male flowers, which produce pollen to fertilize female flowers and make seeds. Bees are major carriers of pollen between plants. Those little flying helpers buzz from flower to flower collecting it, but each …

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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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