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Harvesting apples

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
17 October 2014 at 10:00
I spent a day last week harvesting apples – the cooker ‘Bramley’s Seedling’, something similar to ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’ and 'Egremont Russet'. Continue reading...
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The bramley apple

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
06 October 2014 at 13:03
Ask anyone to name an apple, and chances are they'll come up with either Cox’s Orange Pippin or The Bramley - probably our most popular varieties. Continue reading...
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Cooking green tomatoes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
26 September 2014 at 09:52
I know many gardeners who use green tomatoes to make chutney, and others who throw them on the compost heap. But why don’t more of us eat them? Continue reading...
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The best autumn-fruiting raspberries

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
22 September 2014 at 12:14
I’ve just spent some time at the RHS Garden at Wisley, wandering through rockery, alpine house, glasshouses and herbaceous borders. Continue reading...
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Corn smut

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
19 September 2014 at 10:00
I have corn smut. Or rather, my sweetcorn has smut. It's a rare fungus that ruins corn, and yet everyone I’ve spoken to about it is jealous. Continue reading...
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Apple tree varieties

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
15 September 2014 at 10:36
It's exciting when September arrives: with the final plums picked, cooked or frozen, I can enjoy the first of my home-grown apples. Continue reading...
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Compost heaps and bean trenches

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
05 September 2014 at 10:00
I conducted an experiment on the allotment this year: rather than putting weeds and kitchen waste onto a large heap, I dug them into a trench. Continue reading...
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A good year for tomato crops

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
20 August 2014 at 11:16
This summer has been all about tomatoes for me. I seem to have had more questions and heard more stories about this much loved crop than ever before. Continue reading...
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Growing salad leaves and culinary herbs

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
18 August 2014 at 16:39
Growing your own salad leaves can certainly save you pounds when you consider how much those bags of mixed leaves cost, and they’ll be far fresher and crisper as well. Continue reading...
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Making plum vodka

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
15 August 2014 at 10:00
For the last 10 years, my mum has made plum vodka for the Big Boxing Day Family Party, using plums from her Victoria plum tree. Continue reading...
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