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Salad potatoes come in many shapes, sizes and colours. They're well worth growing, as they're such a versatile crop - delicious served hot with a knob of butter, or combined with any number of ingredients in a potato salad. All salad potatoes share a firm, waxy texture and many h...
've visited. It has sculpted meadows, native wildflowers (including Verbena bonariensis) and a plethora of fruit and nut trees, dominating the landscape. Except for the beautifully kept English rose garden and vegetable patch, the garden is almost entirely
.Cover with fleeceGrow carrots in narrow beds surrounded with 60cm-high barriers of polythene, or fine-meshed netting – this is another good way to stop the female flies finding your crop.Make fly barriersGrow carrots alongside strong-smelling companion plants
for less common visitors, such as waxwings, blackcaps, redwings and bullfinches.How to helpLeave fallen fruit on lawns, bird tables or at the back of borders for birds to find and feast on.Allow teasels and sunflowers to seed, providing you with winter
everything we might like, so it's important to be selective when choosing which crops to grow.Make the best use of your time by growing the four crops recommended below.Raise young plants on a windowsill indoors, then plant out in late May into well
and courgette plants are extremely productive, so you'll harvest generous amounts from a smallish space. Salad leaf seeds are another good investment, as they grow fast and give useful crops from the tiniest patch, or a container.Early and late crops are another
the soil deeply and adding organic matter to the surface, veg can safely be planted at two-thirds’ normal spacing with no paths between rows, so you pack lots into the space. You can also use large patio containers for certain crops, or create a decorative