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Organic V’s Non Organic Fertilizer

This is the time of year when I add manure or compost and seaweed to my garden to feed the soil and protect it over the Winter. Over the years I have built up a very fertile soil in this … Continue reading

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Heirloom, Open Pollinated and F1 Hybrid seeds.

I thought I’d quickly try to explain the difference between open pollinated and F1 seeds this week as I was asked about it twice over the last few days. There seems to be some confusion between F1 and genetically modified … Continue reading

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Ten Essential Tips for Gardening Beginners

1 Planning. Decide what you want to do with your vegetable garden and spend time working out the best way to achieve it. There are so many choices –fruit or vegetables, greenhouse or polytunnel, work out what suits you and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Container Garden Vegetables

You don’t need a massive garden to grow delicious vegetables. Many vegetables can be grown in planters, buckets or bags with great results. Here is our top ten list of trouble-free container friendly vegetables. 10 Peas With a shallow root … Continue reading

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Christmas Gardening Gifts For The Vegetable Gardener

Gardening Gifts / Christmas Presents For Gardeners Gifts for gardeners and gardening gift ideas, it can be quite tough trying to figure out what the gardener in your life really wants for Christmas this year. Spending time in the garden … Continue reading

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Gaby Wieland on Wheatgrass

Researching the benefits of drinking wheatgrass juice has to be one of the most challenging tasks as opinions vary wildly from one side to the other. The problem for me is that the more ardent supporters of wheatgrass make such … Continue reading

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How To Grow Wheatgrass – 5 Easy Steps

Wheatgrass is regarded as a superfood, it is the young grass part of the sprouted wheat seed and is packed full of nutrients and vitamins. Because of this, it is an ideal addition to healthy juices and green smoothies. Wheatgrass is very … Continue reading

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September Update

September already, wha? Well I don’t know about you but I’ve had a great year in the vegetable garden. Yes, I’ve done a lot of work on my soil but I suspect at least half of my success is down … Continue reading

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Potato Blight – Recognising and avoiding.

Everyone who has grown potatoes will have heard of potato blight, it’s the most serious disease affecting potatoes and one which is almost impossible not to get. The disease is thought to have originated in South America (where the potatoes … Continue reading

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Wild and Free: Cooking from Nature

How times have changed regarding the use of wild foods in our diet, since Wild and Free:  Cooking from Nature, written by my late husband, Cyril and I was first published in 1975.  Foraging, or picking wild food as we … Continue reading

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