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Raspberry beetle damage

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
24 July 2013 at 10:24
My raspberry crop is coming on nicely, thanks to the hot weather, a good drenching of water and the well-rotted manure applied earlier this year. Continue reading...
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Protecting plants from heat

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
10 July 2013 at 11:58
I think it’s funny how we wait for ages for a bit of half-decent weather to come along, and then when it does, we seem to go into a mild (or not so mild) panic. Continue reading...
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Growing strawberries

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
26 June 2013 at 12:44
For the last few years, my strawberries have either suffered in the too-early-hot, dry weather, or have been demolished by slugs and snails... Continue reading...
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Growing pears

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
27 May 2013 at 07:11
Everything looks promising on the fruit front, but the last thing we need now is cold weather or, worse still, more frost. Continue reading...
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Edible weeds

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
13 May 2013 at 11:55
I don’t like waste, so digging dandelions from the lawn last week got me thinking about the value of weeds. Continue reading...
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Sowing seed outdoors

By Sally Nex in Grow & eat
13 May 2013 at 11:20
Doesn't it feel great to get your fingers into the ground? The weather has relented, the soil is warming and I've spent happy days outside sowing seeds directly in the garden. Continue reading...
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Spring blossom

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
29 April 2013 at 13:47
At last, the warm weather has kick-started the season, and blossom is finally appearing. Continue reading...
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Growing vegetables on terraces

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
24 April 2013 at 10:50
For the last couple weeks I've been on something of a 'grand tour' of South America. I've visited gardens and seen some interesting horticultural practices. Continue reading...
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Growing salad crops

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
15 April 2013 at 13:39
Apart from a nice assortment of colourful leaves and a slight crunch if they're fresh, I'm not convinced that lettuce adds much more to salad than bulk! Continue reading...
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The best crops for flavour

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
28 March 2013 at 17:06
Growing your own brings a host of benefits, like better freshness and saving money. Continue reading...
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