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How To Make A Fruit Cage - Finished Cage How To Make A Fruit CageFruit nets and cages can be expensive. There is a balance to be struck between how much you invest, and how long your structure will last for. Our guide on how to make a fruit cage describes how to make a durable cage using materials commonly available in garden centres or from the internet. (Click […]

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Germinating Using Rock Wool Cubes - Roots Germinating Using Rock Wool CubesGermination using rock wool is a common practice for commercial growers, and anyone growing hydroponically. What is good about germinating using rock wool is its convenience. There is no need to venture outside to fill seed pots or trays with soil. It is also very easy to do and reliable. (Click on pictures to enlarge.) […]

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Weed Control Fabric - Around Our Gooseberries Weed Control FabricWeed control fabric can stop gooseberry bushes looking like the ones below. At least I hope this to be true, as I want last weekend to be the last time I will need to rescue my gooseberry plants from couch grass and other weeds. This article looks at the merits of investing in weed control […]

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How to use a heated propagator How To Use A Heated PropagatorEven though it is cold outside, even snowing, late winter and early spring is an ideal time to sow many vegetables – especially those that enjoy long summers like tomatoes, peppers, and aubergine. We have found our heated propagator to be a good investment, as it speeds up germination and makes the whole process more […]

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Clearing Snow From Polytunnel Clearing Snow – PolytunnelWe have discovered a new job on our allotment! Clearing the snow from our polytunnel. Hopefully we won’t need to do this too many times this year… Share This Video

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Squash Mash Recipe Squash Mash RecipeOur squash mash recipe makes a sweet but lower calorie alternative to potato mash. The main difference with squash mash is that there is no need to add milk or cream, as the flesh of squash is naturally moist. Squash mash cooks faster than potato mash, and when the cooked squash is soft to the […]

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Winter Squash And Celeriac Soup Winter Squash And Celeriac Soup RecipeOur winter squash and celeriac soup is ideal for cold winter nights. It is nutritious, warming, and sweet tasting. Winter squash adds sweetness and thickness to the soup, whilst celeriac adds its distinctive celery like flavour. Winter squash grows like butternut squash, and comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes. We find it […]

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Mulled Wine Recipe - Cup Mulled Wine RecipeOur mulled wine recipe makes a delicious fruity and spiced mulled wine. We recommended preparing the mulled wine twenty four hours before you use it, to allow all the flavours to infuse together. Mulled wine uses spices and ingredients from all round the world – none of the ingredients are traditionally found in the UK. […]

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Pea And Spinach Soup Recipe Pea And Spinach Soup RecipeOur pea and spinach soup recipe can be made using fresh or frozen peas, and the spinach can be substituted with chard if need be. Peas are spinach are two of the most nutritious vegetables it is possible to grow. Together they make a delicious sweet tasting soup, full of goodness, that can be enjoyed […]

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Winter Cabbage Casserole Recipe Winter Cabbage Casserole RecipeWinter cabbage is a strong flavoured hardy vegetable, packed full of nutrients and vitamins. Simply leave on the plot through winter and harvest as required. You may like to see our guide on How To Grow Cabbage. Our winter cabbage casserole recipe is nutritious and warming for when the weather starts to get cold. It […]

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