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Sowing broad beans

By Jane Moore in Grow & eat
Spring is in the air, and plants are beginning to shake off their winter dormancy. The birds and bees are making a cautious appearance, along with my fellow allotmenteers. Continue reading...
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Growing tomatoes

By Jane Moore in Grow & eat
It feels like spring is on its way down here in the balmy southern slopes of Bath. Continue reading...
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Digging and not digging

By Jane Moore in Allotments
At this time of year, gardeners and plot holders take advantage of any dry, sunny weather to improve the soil and get their beds ready for planting. Continue reading...
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Chitting potatoes

By Jane Moore in Allotments
If you ask me, there's very little that beats home-grown potatoes from the plot. They're so easy to grow... and produce an abundance of lovely spuds throughout the season. Continue reading...
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Compost

By Jane Moore in Allotments
We're having a grim January, with rain, rain and more rain and the plot is something of a quagmire. Continue reading...
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Gooseberry bushes

By Jane Moore in Allotments
I'm convinced it wasn't brambles surrounding the castle where Sleeping Beauty slept, but gooseberry bushes. Continue reading...
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Ordering vegetable seeds

By Jane Moore in Allotments
In January and February I like to get all my seed and plant orders underway as it's usually the perfect weather to stay indoors. Continue reading...
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Brussels sprouts

By Jane Moore in Grow & eat
I really love Christmas - it's the only thing that cheers up winter for me (except snowdrops - they give me something to smile about in February). Continue reading...
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Out in the cold

By Jane Moore in Allotments
Our cold frame performed superbly this season, providing us with a late crop of chillies and a couple of pak choi. Continue reading...
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Hooray for pak choi!

By Jane Moore in Allotments
After a seemingly endless period of dismal drear, we finally made it to the plot on a cold, crisp frosty day... woolly hat and socks were de rigueur. Continue reading...
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