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Spot light on…….beetroot

Beetroot is such an easy to grow vegetable. When planned, successional crops can see you through from early July to mid May the following year. The swollen roots have an earthy taste and can range in colour from deep red to … Continue reading

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Spot light on……Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the easiest, tastiest and most versatile vegetables to grow. The can be grown indoors or outdoors; in pots on the windowsill, on the patio in grow bags or hanging baskets off the shed. They can be … Continue reading

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Spot light on……Parsnips

Parsnips are a member of the cow parsley family that include carrots, dill, parsley and fennel and they are one of my favourite root vegetables of all.  They come a very close second, in my opinion to carrots.  Roasted parsnips with a … Continue reading

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Thyme is precious

My blogs are normally focused around my fruit and veg growing escapades but it’s not very often that I mention herbs. Fresh herbs from your own garden have a taste that is like no other. They are so easy to … Continue reading

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Spot light on ……Cabbages

World cabbage day is celebrated today, 17th February and in the words of another who is also intrigued by this day “it is a day when the pleasure and simplicity of the cabbage is celebrated”. So in celebration of this … Continue reading

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Spot light on ……Pumpkins and Squash

Winter squash come in a vast array of sizes, shapes and colours and are relatively easy to grow.  They are a member of the curcurbit family that includes cucumber, melon, marrow and courgettes. There a predominately two types of plants – bushes and trailing; both … Continue reading

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Spot light on……Onions

Onions are a staple ingredient in most peoples cooking and are one of the easiest vegetables to grow.  Many allotment plots include rows of onions as part of the course.  Now is the time of year to think about planting … Continue reading

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