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Wednesday 16th January 2019 – Herbs – Perennial, Annual, Biennials? What does all this mean?

We all think of herbs and something we can only start growing in the Spring, but you can grow many of them all year round, either in your greenhouse or on a sunny window sill inside your house. Herbs, like … Continue reading

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The first of the brassicas are sown.

Some brassicas are in the ground for a long time, so you need to make sure that you are ok with them taking up space for that amount of time. I’m still harvesting some of my brassicas (Brukale and Brussels … Continue reading

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Sowing Leek and Onions seeds

January is the perfect time to start sowing your Leek and Onion seeds. If you wish to get onions sets (small little onions), then do. I usually buy sets, but this year I thought I would try growing them from … Continue reading

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Harvesting Brukale

I love these little gems. They’re so tasty, and look amazing. They are sometimes known as Brukale, Flower Spouts, or Kalettes and they are a wonderful vegetable to grow. If you’ve not given them a go, please do give them … Continue reading

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Monday 7th January 2019 – And so it begins again.

The New Year has just started and therefore the new growing season must start as well. It’s wonderful to get out in the garden again, even if it’s just for a short time. I still have various veggies still producing … Continue reading

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I say, you say, we all say, Baby Kiwi Issai…

Why not try and grow something slightly different and exotic in your garden this year. A Kiwi is one exotic fruit that we can now grow in the UK. There are lots of different varieties to choose from, here’s how … Continue reading

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Hybrid berries, what will they think of next.

It’s not just hybrid cars now a days, but there are also hybrid plants. Today I’m planting out my Tayberry. It’s a wonderful fruit, and perfect for making jams, crumbles and pies with, or just eating with a bit of … Continue reading

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