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My video blog at Gardeners' World Live


by Jane Moore

I'm here at BBC Gardeners' World Live in Birmingham...I'm on Joe's allotment...I thought I'd check out what the competition was like.


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Jane Moore being filmed on Joe Swift's allotmentI'm here at BBC Gardeners' World Live in Birmingham...I'm on Joe's allotment...I thought I'd check out what the competition was like.

These are the veg I would recommend for beginner growers. They're really easy to grow as you can plant them up, give them basic care and you're pretty much guaranteed a good result:

Potatoes; 'Charlotte', 'Sarpo Mira', 'Pink Fir Apple'
Courgettes; 'Gold Rush F1', 'Gemmer F1'
Pumpkins; 'Jack be Little', 'Rouge Vif d'Estampes', 'Marine De Chioggia'
Runner beans; 'Painted Lady', 'Hestia'
French bean 'Cosse Violette'



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Gardeners' World Web User 26/06/2008 at 14:14

Dear G W. i have just watched the video by Jane Moore and thought I would like to say how much I enjoyed it . I have been watching GardenersWorld for many years, and also buy the magazine . I have an allotment and have had a problem with my Leeks this year. I sowed the seed in large pots in March, and they germinated ok, but have just given up growing. This is the first time they have let me down Please can you help?

Gardeners' World Web User 28/11/2011 at 18:36

What a brillant show. I just want to say that the lady I was speaking to on GA23 was inspiring. I believe she was the designer but I am not sure. I am a complete beginner at this gardening lark but she gave me the courage to have a go. She gave me invaluable advice on how deep to make raised beds and what to grow when your a novice like me. Can't wait to get in the garden. Thank you BBC Gardeners World for a fabulous show. (I came for the Good Food Show but spent more time in the gardens).