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Growing leeks

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Most of my favourite crops have performed extremely well, with good yields of delicious, fat vegetables. But, I have to admit, the leeks have been very disappointing. Continue reading...
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Growing asparagus

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
A couple of years ago I finally took the plunge and planted an asparagus bed. Its a crop I'd never appreciated until a few years ago, but now I love it. Continue reading...
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Grey mould

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Autumn has definitely arrived in my hill-top garden. The lawn is soaked in dew each morning and suddenly many of my crops have given up the ghost. Continue reading...
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Pelargoniums

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
It hasn't been an easy growing year, with very hot, dry spells followed by regular downpours, but the pelargoniums have been in flower since spring and are still going strong. Continue reading...
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Tomato and potato blight

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
My garden has been so humid; if it wasn't raining then the air was positively dripping. So, I'm amazed at just how little blight I've seen on tomatoes or potatoes. Continue reading...
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Growing tomatoes outdoors

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I don't often grow tomatoes outdoors, but this year I planted out leftovers from the greenhouse, which became massive and hugely productive. Continue reading...
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Birds, wasps and fruit

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
The peaches ('Avalon') cropped brilliantly, producing the biggest fruits yet, but as soon as they approached ripeness, the wasps attacked. Continue reading...
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Harvesting garlic

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
This must be the first year that I've harvested a crop of garlic with no traces of rust: not a pustule in sight. Continue reading...
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Growing courgettes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I adore home-grown courgettes. They lack that slightly bitter taste and spongy texture you can get with supermarket specimens. Continue reading...
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Pests and problems

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
This year we held our annual Gardeners' Question Time Garden Party at our GQT garden at Sparsholt College near Winchester, Hampshire. Continue reading...
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