Tag Archives: vegetable

What to do in April

Ideally, vegetable and fruit growing should be keeping us busy mostly this month but with the cold wintery conditions that we have been experiencing here in the UK, we are so far behind.  I wonder whether we will really ever catch … Continue reading

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Why so many loo rolls?

Some of my friends and family have been asking what on earth I do with all of the toilet cardboard rolls that they have been collecting for me over the last few weeks. I thought I would just show you … Continue reading

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Fighting for space!

There‘s a new seed sowing phenomenon gracing our gardening stores in the form of seed tape and seed discs or mats. Now I know that these are not completely new ideas as seedtape has been available for a while now, but … 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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Resisting temptation in favour of recycling!

After ordering a few plants or seeds a while ago from a few online fruit and veg merchants, I have been inundated with their glossy gardening catalogues ever since.  At first I was quite excited to receive these in the post (sad heh!), … Continue reading

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Pre packaged fruit and veg

I recently wrote another article about how the supermarkets waste tons and tons of perfectly good fruit and veg simply because their sell by date has expired.  The article can be found by clicking the link below if you would … Continue reading

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Organising seeds for sowing

Before I really took an interest in growing fruit and vegetables, I didn’t really give a lot of thought to when you would sow seeds. It all seemed like such a minefield. Even the backs of the seed packets for … Continue reading

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Brussel Sprouts – love them or hate them!

Brussel sprouts generally get a bad press as a tasty vegetable. They would come into what I would deem to be the Marmite category – you either love them or you hate them. Well, in my household we are definitely … 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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Pumpkins, Halloween and Stingy Jack!

October is the month in which we ‘grow your own’ gardeners harvest our pumpkins and winter squashes, yet for children they look forward to Halloween; a time for trick or treating round the streets in fancy costumes dressed up as … Continue reading

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