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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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How to Grow Garlic – Our Top 10 Tips

We love to grow garlic, it’s an easy crop but does require a little bit of care to get the results you’re looking for. With that in mind we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 tips for growing great … Continue reading

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Growing Garlic

Garlic is really pretty easy to grow as long as you take a little care will reward you with robust flavoured bulbs for the kitchen. Garlic doesn’t like a soil that’s too acid so if this is the situation in … Continue reading

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Composting explained

Why Compost in the first place? Composting is the best thing you can do for your vegetable garden. It is the natural process that returns the nutrients used by growing plants back to the soil and is particularly important for … Continue reading

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Vegetable Harvesting guidelines – A trip round our garden.

I was working my way around my garden yesterday, checking on things and harvesting a bit of this and a bit of that. As I worked my way through a few small jobs I thought you might like to see … Continue reading

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August in the Vegetable Garden

I fell in love all over again this year. I had that light, butterfly sensation, that feeling that something was about to happen. You know the one. I was smiling away to myself in the office and even the most … Continue reading

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September Special Offers

You can take it that we’re feeling particularly generous this time of year or we have extra stock we’re trying to get rid of but either way the result is the same: you get stuff cheaper. Yes, we do have … Continue reading

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