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How to guides and ideas on growing fruit

How To Make A Fruit Cage - Finished Cage

How To Make A Fruit Cage

Fruit 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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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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Homegrown Revolution Experiments

Homegrown Revolution Experiments

Reading James Wong’s book Homegrown Revolution was both inspiring and surprising, even though I don’t share the same starting point to growing fruit and vegetables. See James Wong’s ‘Homegrown Revolution’ book on Amazon UK In his book, James argues that there is little point growing crops that are widely and cheaply available in supermarkets. Instead, he wants […]

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Vitamin C in fruit

Vitamin C In Fruit

What fruits are healthiest to grow? This article looks at the levels of vitamin C in fruit. You may like to see this page on the NHS website on the health benefits of vitamin C. Whilst researching our Allotment Planner & Record Keeper, we discovered the United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrition Database. For […]

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Growing Hybrid Berries - Collection

Growing Boysenberries

Boysenberries are a type of hybrid berry cultivated as a cross between loganberries (a raspberry/blackberry cross), raspberries and dewberries (related to a blackberry), to achieve the sweetness of raspberries with the size and vigour of blackberries. They are grown like summer fruiting raspberries, but rather than planting individual canes, a single boysenberry plant produces many […]

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Growing Tayberries

Growing Tayberries

Tayberries are a cross between blackberries and raspberries. They are grown like summer fruiting raspberries, but rather than planting individual canes, a single tayberry plant produces many canes to provide a sizeable family harvest. See our introduction to growing hybrid berries. Tayberries are a great addition to an allotment or fruit garden. They produce large […]

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Growing Hybrid Berries - Collection

Growing Loganberries

Loganberries are a type of hybrid berry cultivated as a cross between blackberries and raspberries, to achieve the sweetness of raspberries with the size and vigour of blackberries. They are grown like summer fruiting raspberries, but rather than planting individual canes, a single loganberry plant produces many canes to provide a sizeable family harvest. See […]

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Growing Hybrid Berries - Collection

Growing Hybrid Berries

Hybrid berries have been cultivated to combine the best features of traditional cane fruit to achieve: The following is a brief overview of the parentage of the hybrids: Tayberries A cross between blackberries and raspberries Loganberries A cross between blackberries and raspberries Boysenberries A cross between loganberries, raspberries, and dewberries Wineberries Not actually a hybrid, […]

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Autumn Fruiting Raspberries

Autumn Fruiting Raspberries

Autumn fruiting raspberries crop from late summer onwards and come in a wide variety or colours to match the season, including yellow, orange, gold, and of course red. They are straightforward to grow, have an easy to follow pruning regime, and unlike other soft fruit, are usually left alone by birds – avoiding the need […]

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