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Inspired by cutting edge veg

I came away from the workshop really inspired, especially with the fact that you can just sow seeds bought for cooking!  I really want to have a go at the chick peas and the yard long beans which I have now bought and tried!  I have also bought a dudi,( love that name!) a vegetable […]

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Snowy blankets on the allotment

Snowy blankets on the allotmentClive is hoping that his broad beans and autumn sown peas are keeping snug under the snow! And no damage is coming to the overwintering kale. As the photo suggests, not much work can be done at the moment on the allotment. Grow your own is a community growing project based at Bluebell allotments in […]

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How to grow your seed potatoes

How to grow your seed potatoesNow is the time to celebrate the spud with Garden Organic’s National Potato day on the 26 and 27 January 2013 and other themed events this month around the UK.         Wake up your new seed-potatoes by ‘chitting’. This gives the keenest start. Pop your seed-potatoes in a clean egg box ‘rose’ […]

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Easy soak broad beans

Easy soak broad beansI’ve been saving seed for a long time, mainly from seeds that I originally obtained from Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library. Usually I haven’t done any deliberate selection or breeding apart from, for example, simply choosing the longest straightest runner beans to save seed from. After going to the Master Gardener seed saving seminar last […]

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Thetford Surestart plan Christmas dinner 2013

Master Gardener Rachel dropped into Thetford SureStart just before Christmas to catch up on the grow-your-own plans for the Fathers’ group.  It was the day for their Christmas lunch, tucking into hearty plates of shop-purchased parsnips and brussels sprouts. The main grow-your-own topic at this meeting was crop planning – what seeds to order for […]

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