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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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Gardening with children

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Recently I've been volunteering at my children's school, helping to teach youngsters how to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Continue reading...
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Rhubarb bursts forth

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
Hidden from view by its terracotta overcoat for the past few months, it's impossible to know exactly how the rhubarb beneath is developing without peeping. Continue reading...
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Wind-damaged garden

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
The wind lately has been something else! I can't remember the last time we had such extraordinarily strong winds hit the garden. Continue reading...
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Strawberry flowers

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Last year I ripped out an old strawberry bed as the plants had gone past their best. As if by magic, I was sent some new strawberry varieties. Continue reading...
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Staking fruit trees

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
As I walked around the fruit trees in our mini-orchard last week, I was horrified to discover that a few of them had grown too big for the ties I'd used when staking them. Continue reading...
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Growing salad leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
People are always banging on about summer salads, but it's the winter months when I crave fresh, green leaves. Continue reading...
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Buying fruit trees

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
Home-grown fruit is something I find difficult to resist; fruit trees make great ornamental, as well as edible, plants. Continue reading...
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Growing early potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I remember sitting in gloomy horror as the full array of chemicals used on mass-produced potatoes was revealed. Continue reading...
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Growing strawberry plants

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
If you want fast fruit then look no further than strawberries... Continue reading...
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