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Planting blueberries

Planting Blueberries

Planting blueberries is an investment that should provide delicious fruit for over twenty years. Blueberries are high in antioxidants, relatively low in calories, have a long harvest from July to September, and freeze well for enjoying all year round. In our video we show how we planted blueberry bushes on our allotment. Planting blueberries in […]

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Roasted Celeriac Chips

Roasted Celeriac Chips Recipe

Our roasted celeriac chips recipe is easy to make – simply peel, chop, cover with oil and a little salt, and roast in the over at 190oC for forty minutes – turning occasionally. Celeriac is a delicious, relatively low calorie, sweet tasting vegetable. Its flavour is reminiscent of celery and parsnip. You may like to […]

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Celeriac Soup Recipe

Celeriac Soup Recipe

Our celeriac soup recipe is nutritious, sweet tasting, and quick to make. Celeriac has a flavour similar to celery, and is sweet like parsnip. Celeriac is relatively low in calories and high in fibre. If not using in soups, it can also be roasted like parsnip to create delicious chips. See our guide on how […]

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Breadmaker Pizza Recipe

Breadmaker Pizza Recipe

Using a breadmaker to make the pizza dough reduces the effort and stress of preparing pizzas – whilst the base itself tastes much fresher and lighter than many shop bought bases. Breadmaker pizzas are also a great way of encouraging children to eat allotment grown vegetables like onions, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, peas, and sweetcorn. Topping […]

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Melon Smash Recipe

Melon Smash Recipe

Our melon smash recipe makes an interesting, light tasting, refreshing desert. It can be made with any melon – the sweeter the better. We used one of our home grown musk melons. See our guide on How To Grow Musk Melons. The main ingredients are melon and mint, enhanced by lemon juice, olive oil, and […]

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Tomatillo Soup Recipe

Tomatillo Soup Recipe

Our tomatillo soup recipe is easy to make and packed full of healthy vegetables. Tomatillo soup is naturally sweet due to the tomatillos, and made more so by adding sweetcorn, peppers, and peas. Tomatillos are surprisingly easy to grow in the UK climate. They need to be started indoors in the spring and planted out […]

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Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillos are very popular in Mexico, where they are used to make delicious spicy salsa and soup. In taste they are similar to a green pepper, but more fruity with a hint of lime. Tomatillos are surprisingly easy to grow in the UK climate. They need to be started indoors in the spring and planted […]

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Irrigatia Sol C24 Review

Irrigatia Sol C24 Review

At the time of writing, the Irrigatia Sol C24 is the Irrigatia drip irrigation system that is capable of watering the largest number of pots. You may also like to see our review of the Irrigatia Sol K12 / Irrigatia Sol C12. Alternatively, see all drip irrigation systems on Amazon UK. The Irrigatia Sol C24 […]

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Hozelock Automatic Watering System - Box

Hozelock Automatic Watering System

If you have a functioning outside tap, then an automatic watering system may be an easy solution to reduce the burden of watering your pots and containers, and is especially useful to take care of watering whilst you are away on holiday. See all automatic watering systems on Amazon UK. In this video we take […]

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Irrigatia Sol K12 Irrigatia Sol C12 Review

Irrigatia Sol K12 & Irrigatia Sol C12 Review

Unlike other drip irrigation systems that rely upon connection to an outside tap (see all drip irrigation systems on Amazon UK), Irrigatia automatic watering systems are designed to be used with any water storage system – most commonly water butts if used at home. We decided to test the Irrigatia Sol K12 system at home […]

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