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Growing asparagus

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
16 May 2012 at 15:16
Our latest home-grown spears are all kinked, due to slugs. But I know they’ll taste far, far better than bought asparagus [...] Continue reading...
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Mealy cabbage aphid

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
02 May 2012 at 16:26
Conditions here have been so windy and wet that it amazes me how any pest can hold on firmly enough to be able to attack my plants. Continue reading...
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Hail damage

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
17 April 2012 at 12:37
We’ve just had two big bouts of hail and my poor old plants have taken a battering. Continue reading...
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Growing salad leaves

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
21 March 2012 at 11:33
There’s nothing quite like home-grown lettuce to make a lunchtime sandwich into something special. Continue reading...
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Choosing vegetable varieties

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
20 March 2012 at 10:51
...which are the best crops to grow? Every year I face a dilemma – do I stick with my 'tried and tested' favourites, or try something new? Continue reading...
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Growing veg in shade

By Kate Bradbury in Grow & eat
03 February 2012 at 17:24
I’ve decided not to take any risks growing veg in my garden this year [...] consequently I’m only sowing shade-tolerant crops this spring. Continue reading...
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Chitting seed potatoes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
25 January 2012 at 10:25
My newly tidied greenhouse is now playing host to the seed potatoes as they start the chitting process, despite the fact that I caught a mouse in there a week or two ago. Continue reading...
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Growing onions: seeds versus sets

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
If you grow your own onions then one choice you have is whether to raise your crop from seed or from onion sets. Continue reading...
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Dealing with slugs and snails

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
My slug visitor has thrown me into mollusc mania. I'm collecting slugs, snails and their eggs... Continue reading...
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Growing pumpkins

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Grow & eat
I have carved pumpkins for my children, and it's a tough job. Pumpkin flesh is too hard for a spoon, and not quite solid enough for a chisel or power tools. Continue reading...
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