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Signing off

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
It's time to say goodbye! This is going to be my last blog for a while because I'm preparing for exams, so it's a case of 'something's got to give'. Continue reading...
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Rhubarb

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
One thing that scientists still can't fully explain is why a fruit or vegetable grown in one place can taste so different to one grown a few miles up the road. Continue reading...
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Growing radicchio

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
It's a little bitter, but absolutely delicious, and costs a fortune when you have it in restaurants or buy it from a delicatessen. Continue reading...
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Garden photography

By Lila Das Gupta in Gardeners' musings
I've always wanted to take better pictures of my garden and allotment, not just for the sake of keeping a record, but for the pure artistic pleasure of it. Continue reading...
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Growing garlic

By Lila Das Gupta in Grow & eat
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is always a good place to look for new 'grow your own' ideas. [...] my highlights for 2010 were garlic and blueberries. Continue reading...
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Summer berries

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
There's a simple way to find out which summer berries are worth growing: eat them! Everyone has different taste, so what appeals to one person may not to another. Continue reading...
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Gardening by the moon

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
I've been meaning to try moon gardening for some time, and now - thanks to the encouragement and guidance of a friend on the plot - I think I've mastered the rudimentary principles... Continue reading...
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Grow your own chutney

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
I love pointing to a jar of chutney, knowing I've grown all the ingredients used to make it ... Isn't cold meat, crusty white bread and chutney one of the great culinary combinations? Continue reading...
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Growing blackberries

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
Like a good perfume, a distinct flavour with strong associations can transport you right back to a different place - suddenly it's not an over-cast, chilly May, it's a warm, end of summer day. Continue reading...
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Alpine strawberries

By Lila Das Gupta in Grow & eat
Alpine strawberries are exquisite in taste, and although much smaller, they are ever-bearers, which means they go fruiting until the first frosts... Continue reading...
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