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Kale, salad and edible flowers harvested in April

Easy veg growing for year-round success

Have you been just slightly disappointed by your home-grown fruit and veg? In the last two summers, I’ve grown celeriac with no roots, blighted tomatoes, stunted sweetcorn and lettuces that…

April 10th, 2016

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How to plan your veg garden from your cookery books

How to create a really effective vegetable garden plan

Have you got a vegetable garden plan? Are you growing the right vegetables, herbs and fruit? The ones you will really eat and use? Or are you wasting about half…

March 6th, 2016

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Use different chillies for different dishes.

How to grow chillies – easy, delicious and money-saving

Could chillies be the perfect grow-your-own veg? If you’re thumbing through seed catalogues, wondering what to grow, homegrown chillies really make a difference to your cooking. And they’re super-easy to grow,…

September 6th, 2015

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