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Seasonal Articles

Tips for the Vegetable Garden in February

I quite like February, it’s a bit of a renegade. Not only does it have a different number of days than any other month but it also reserves the right to change that date on a leap year. It is … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Garden in January

Sowing and planting too early in the year We can all get a little over excited when the new year comes around especially if, like now, we’ve had relatively warm Winter so far. We can all be guilty of a … Continue reading

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How to Grow Gooseberries

‘How to grow gooseberries’ is intended as a solid introduction to growing this relatively easy to grow fruit bush. For more detailed information on gooseberries please feel free to contact us, we are always delighted to help. Gooseberries can be … Continue reading

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How to Grow Blackcurrants & Redcurrants

Currants are an excellent fruit for the home gardener as they a relatively trouble free and produce large crops of highly nutritious fruit. Currants are divided into black, red and white types with many varieties to choose from. In general … Continue reading

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Collecting Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves are a valuable resource for the vegetable gardener as they when rotted they make an excellent mulch, soil improver or compost mix. Making leaf mould is easy and needs only 3 ingredients – leaves, moisture and time so … Continue reading

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Sowing and planting in an August Vegetable Garden

I must admit I’m finding it a little difficult to write my usual [overly] enthusiastic post today as my garden isn’t quite the paradise it normally is at this time of year. I don’t know where you are but here … Continue reading

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Mid July in the Vegetable garden

Planting Christmas potatoes in July If you have some spare space in your vegetable garden in July you could put in some ‘Second Cropping’ potatoes for a late Autumn/Winter harvest. Winter seed potatoes are essentially selected early varieties that have … Continue reading

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The Quickcrop Vegetable Garden in Early June

It really is incredible how things burst into life when we get a bit of warmth and sunshine, my little plot is suddenly a very different different place. It was such a nice day yesterday that we took the camera … Continue reading

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Autumn is the New Spring with Oriental Vegetables

When we move towards the end of July and into early August it can be easy to think the season for sowing new crops is over. To be fair that’s true for most things with the garden now in the … Continue reading

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Vegetable Harvesting Tips

Harvesting homegrown vegetables can be just as important as growing them as some crops can quickly go past their best and loose precious flavour and texture. Harvesting at just the right time is important to get the best taste from … Continue reading

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