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Picking broad beans really is a family affair in the Pasco household. The fat, swollen pods are full of promise and we eagerly pop them open to release the harvest.Much to my wife's surprise, my two children really enjoyed their first taste of broad
garden (in my pyjamas) and pick off the fattest, ripest berries to put on my bowl of breakfast cereal. What a great start to the day.To avoid a painful harvest I only grow thornless blackberries, and have trained two of my favourites, Loch Ness
blogger Kate Bradbury, will hopefully be inspiring many more people to grow themselves healthy in 2011.The campaign culminates with a Harvest Week in September, with advice on storing and cooking those bumper crops I'm sure you'll all be enjoying.
, and appreciate the benefit of eating delicious, fresh home-grown produce. Helpful growing plants can be downloaded from this website, so check these out today.The 2011 campaign concludes with a Harvest Weekend in September, providing tips and advice on storing
Sometimes wildlife crosses the line between welcome resident and unwanted nuisance. Perhaps it's my own fault for providing temptation, but when you grow your own fruit there's always something tempting on offer.Blackbirds certainly have an instinct
If you grow your own onions then one choice you have is whether to raise your crop from seed or from onion sets. Both methods have their pros and cons, so the decision isn't a straightforward one.In the past I've always opted for onion sets, which
first harvest. And by picking them just before you're about to eat you know they're can't be any fresher or full of goodness.Many are cut-and-come-again varieties, so by just picking the baby outer leaves as they develop the centre will be left