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How to guides and ideas on growing vegetables

Advantages Raised Beds

Advantages Of Raised Beds When I look at raised beds on an allotment I find myself often thinking how nice they look and wondering how much they cost, but what are the advantages of raised beds for the keen allotmenter? It may be best to start with a definition of what raised beds actually are: […]

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How to force rhubarb

How to force rhubarb

Introduction on how to force rhubarb Forcing rhubarb to get extra sweet red stalks early in the year can be an obsession, involving large barns deliberately kept dark with soil covered in straw for warmth, but for an allotmenter a simply trick for how to force rhubarb is to cover it with a large plastic […]

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Plant by the moon?

Why plant by the moon? People who plant by the moon say it gets better results. That could mean healthier plants, bigger flowers, larger harvests or all of those! As an allotmenter, when I first heard about planting by the moon I was a little sceptical, but nevertheless interested. I became much more interested when […]

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