Grow micro greens and roots for health, wealth and vitality. 

So often I see empty glasshouses and polytunnels many of them in desperate need of repair! I cannot help but think they could be put to such good use for just a few hours a week, some left over seeds from last years vegetable sowing or even propagating a few plants from your own garden…

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How to grow to love Broad beans  

Broad beans must be one of the easiest of vegetable crops to grow, so easy in fact that they make the ideal first vegetable for the novice or kids to love to grow. Large dry bean seeds can be sown in the open ground in

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The Great Pumpkin Harvest of Ancient America

The Pumpkin or Squash has to be one of the greatest success stories, originating from ancient Americas where they were likely grown along river beds in a culturally harmonious “Three Sisters” combination with beans and sunflowers, later maize and today sweetcorn. These traditional pumpkins resembled the swan neck gourds or cucurbits we grow today. The river side location…

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Free Draining Compost Mix for Cucurbits, Aubergine and Peppers.

    When growing high yield vegetables or young plants under glass it is critical that you provide the optimum conditions to maximise growth, water retention and fruiting for maximum harvest potential. We use the following compost mix for potting on all our pepper, aubergine, courgettes and pumpkins, which are considered intense crops and therefore heavy feeders…

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Potatoes can be beautiful too

Originally posted on The Biking Gardener:
Early potatoes in the foreground and maincrop in the background Potatoes rule the world. They have come a long way since they made the trip across the Atlantic to Europe. They produce massive crops in cool climates and, apart from Late Blight which devastates the crop, most famously in…

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