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Free plant feed!

Free plant feed!We all want to grow the best plants possible and that takes more than weeding and tender care. You need to make sure that your crop plants receive the best nutrients, so they can repay your care with a bumper crop. A big industry has been built up to service this need but at a […]

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Blackcurrants

BlackcurrantsYes they are a super food, even better than blueberries, if a triathlete magazine I was reading is correct, with an extremely high level of vitamin C.  What’s more, they are a lot easier to grow than blueberries and on balance give a bigger yield.  Don’t forget to allow them to fully ripen and keep […]

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Induction weekend

Induction weekendWhat a great weekend! Last weekend, 29th and 30th March, I had a very interesting, stimulating and fun time at my Master Gardeners induction and training days.  Indeed I was the provider of laughter when, having been asked to bring a specimen of either a seedling, plant or harvested item, I produced my “pathetic little […]

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Breckland Novice Fruit and Veg growers wanted

Breckland Novice Fruit and Veg growers wantedThe sun’s out, the birds are singing and all the spring flowers are in bloom. You feel good with life. The shops are gearing up with garden products, veg seeds beckon from the racks. Bare rooted fruit trees promise bountiful crops of succulent fresh fruit, plums that are sweeter than any peach. May be you’ve […]

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Shallots

ShallotsBy tradition these should be planted on the shortest day, and harvested on the longest day. This means times almost run out to plant them, but a generous soaking before planting to break them into growth will give a reasonable crop. I prefer them to onions as the slightly earlier harvesting allows a follow on […]

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