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How to grow Pumpkins

Growing Pumpkins

Growing Pumpkins Pumpkins are winter squashes that were first cultivated by native American peoples, who removed the flesh, dried the fruits and sliced their bodies in half to use as bowls. They also ate pumpkin seeds to kill intestinal worms. Rambling through the autumn garden, these natural sculptures will bring …

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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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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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