Curing Pumpkin and Squash Autumn harvest for extended storage life.

Did you know that your Pumpkins and Squash will need curing in the Autumn Sun if you want them to last more than a few weeks? Pumpkins and Squash are available to grow in a whole host of varieties, shapes, colours and sizes. When selecting cultivars of Pumpkin or Squash to try growing at home…

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Grow Organic Vegetables All Year Round

If your thinking of supplementing your families diet with fresh homegrown organic vegetables, then your going to need to do some research and most likely some back-breaking preparation. Growing vegetables all year round is for many a chore that we simply no longer have time for, our busy lifestyle and social desires limit our gardening…

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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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