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WILD STRAWBERRIES

Small and sweet and no need to net, but you’ll never get too many just the odd tasty treat now and again. If you’re lucky enough to spot some growing wild then one or two berries squashed over a sheet of kitchen roll to separate the seeds on the outside from the main body is […]

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Gooseberry – Size and Picking

Well now’s the time to decide big ones or little ones, or should I say fewer, but bigger? For there is always that choice to make when growing fruit you can have lots of littlies or fewer better sized ones. I suppose it could be, and has been carried to extremes, for hailing from a […]

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Tomato grafts

Well the easy bit is that it’s probably the easiest graft. All you need is a sharp blade, by preference I’d go for a Stanley knife blade but do watch the edges, a wrapping of insulation tape does ease the potential problems, as I know from experience. The cut needs to be diagonal to give […]

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AUBREY’S TASTY GREEN

I’ve always been an advocate of lettings things grow to see what they are, or how they develop. Don’t get me wrong, once I know what they are, I am as ruthless a weeder as the next person, but a little curiosity can be a good thing for it occasionally brings about beneficial surprises. In […]

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Plants are a growing!

There has just been that sudden turnaround in temperature, which we all hope heralds the start of Spring. I usually do all my seed sowing in the last two weeks of March, but this year I have delayed a week in the hope of getting the plants off to a quicker start. I find that […]

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