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Miscellaneous

Heirloom, Open Pollinated and F1 Hybrid seeds.

I thought I’d quickly try to explain the difference between open pollinated and F1 seeds this week as I was asked about it twice over the last few days. There seems to be some confusion between F1 and genetically modified … Continue reading

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Fencing with James

This is a follow up to a weekly newsletter post where I mentioned a guy who worked with me a number of years ago who was always good for a funny turn of phrase. To set the scene, James was … Continue reading

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A French Vegetable Garden in Languedoc

I have always been a bit jealous of my brother in law as despite not being the worlds best linguist he manages to communicate no matter what country he finds himself in through the universal language of Sport. He has … Continue reading

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Top 10 Essential Garden Tools Every Gardener Should Own

The garden tools we sell in our online tool shop are all tools that we, as vegetable gardeners, use¬†ourselves. We have sourced a selection of planting, digging, weeding, harvesting, pruning,¬†maintenance and wood cutting tools to make the job at hand … Continue reading

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West Cork Garlic Farm

You may remember we reported from the West Cork Garlic Farm in Southern Ireland earlier in the year. I include the latest report from Axel and Marye Miret from Enniskeane where they let us know how they’re getting on with … Continue reading

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What’s so great about kale?

To compliment Dorcas Barry’s great energy boosting smoothie featured in this months newsletter I’m covering the leafy green part of the recipe to show just how easy they are to grow. We’ll be looking at Kale as it’s the new … Continue reading

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Vegetable Plug Plants Picker

Spring Seedlings We are now taking orders for our mail order herb and vegetable plant trays. Our ‘vegetable garden in a box’ packs are shipped out from late April/ early May onwards (after the risk of frost has passed) and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Facts About Tomatoes

Tomatoes are easy to grow and are becoming a more and more popular crop. A couple of tomato plants will keep you in fresh tomatoes all summer long. Since now is the time to start sowing them, we have compiled … Continue reading

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Garden Tools – Chillington Hoes or Azadas.

Why are Chillington garden tools so good? A Chillington Hoe is the UK name for a range of very particular tools whose design goes back thousands of years, to a time when our ancestors first managed to tie a shaped … Continue reading

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