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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...

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...

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...

When to harvest sweetcorn

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
11 August 2014 at 14:04
The sweetcorn's plumping up nicely - although it's a bit of a race as we're just about to move out of this house. Continue reading...
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The best way to grow potatoes

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
04 July 2014 at 10:00
I've harvested the first of the year’s home-grown new potatoes. It got me thinking: what’s the best way to grow potatoes? Continue reading...

Tomato blight and potato blight

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
11 June 2014 at 12:21
How can it have happened so early? That was my first thought when I read the panicky texts and emails from a fellow panellist on GQT. Continue reading...

A new polytunnel

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
28 May 2014 at 14:00
I've splashed out on a mini polytunnel. How it will last on my windswept hillside I don’t know, but it has solved my problem of lack of space – for now. Continue reading...

Growing tomatoes outdoors

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
12 May 2014 at 10:08
Every May, as the weather warms up, I ask myself the same question: is it really worth growing tomatoes outside this summer? Continue reading...

Slug invasion

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
01 May 2014 at 09:14
I’ve been doing quite a bit of planting out and weeding, and have been horrified to see just how well the slugs are doing. Continue reading...
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