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Overwintering chillies

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
Last year I had a great crop of chillies. I was so pleased with them that I couldn't bear to throw the plants on the compost heap when they'd finished fruiting. Continue reading...
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Damson trees

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
This year, for the first time, our damson tree has cropped. This seems to have been the best year for growing stone fruit in ages - the crop is enormous. Continue reading...
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Courgette rot

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
...the recent soggy, damp weather [...] has meant that all the later flowers on the courgettes and marrows have quickly rotted. Continue reading...
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Growing tomatoes and tomato blight

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I grow most of my tomatoes in the greenhouse, as growing them outside increases the risk of them getting tomato blight. Continue reading...
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Raspberry beetle

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
This has definitely been a year of grotty raspberries. The raspberry beetle, Byturus tormentosus, is to blame. Affected berries have telltale dry, grey-brown patches around the top edges. Continue reading...
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Potato blight

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I have a horrible feeling that potato blight is just around the corner. The weather has been just perfect for this horrible fungal infection to wreak havoc on everyone's home-grown spuds. Continue reading...
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Gardeners World Live 2009

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
There is so much to see and do. I've been talking about growing vegetables on the 'Taste of Greenacre' stage-cum-garden, about everything from slug control to spacing sweetcorn plants... Continue reading...
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Planting courgettes

By Jane Moore in Grow & eat
I love planting courgettes, pumpkins and squashes when the weather warms up. Continue reading...
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Protecting crops

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I spent most of last week running around the vegetable patch trying to protect my crops from the scorching sun. Continue reading...
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Growing root vegetables

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Root vegetables such as carrots and parsnips don't like my garden. I can understand why: the soil is full of rocks, which can lead to the formation of forked roots. Continue reading...
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