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Growing Heavy Cropping Peas, Broccoli, Russian Tarragon, Dill And Wild Rocket From Seed

I’m a “real grown your own” fanatic, but sometimes in life things don’t quite go according to plan!  In early May I planted broccoli and wild rocket in my veg patch and waited patiently for my seeds to burst into … Continue reading

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Planting Out Seedling Courgettes, Tumbling Tom Tomatoes and Harvesting First Swift potatoes

This Spring I had every good intention of growing my own courgettes from seed, but time ran away with me.  Luckily, this week I went to a fabulous early summer fayre and bought two healthy courgette plants. Last year I planted my … Continue reading

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Hooray For Hanging Baskets!

For maximum wow factor in a confined space it’s hard to beat the trusty hanging basket.  This week, I’ve been busy preparing hanging baskets ready to house gorgeous pink Busy Lizzies (Impatiens), cascading pink, white and purple “Sweetie” Sweet Peas and succulent Tumbling Tom … Continue reading

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Chitting Potatoes

I think there’s nothing better in the summer than eating your own homegrown potatoes, served with butter and mint from the garden.  This week I’ve been chitting my potatoes on a windowledge for planting next month. I’m planting three different varieties: … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Delicious Winter Salad On The Windowsill

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year, is to grow more of my own food, and I’ve kick started the year off by sowing some mixed winter  salad leaves . I bought my seeds and Jiffy Windowsill Propagator from … Continue reading

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Tidying Up the Garden, Seed Catalogues and New Year’s Resolutions!

Before the start of each New Year, I like to have a good blitz in the house and garden, clearing away anything we no longer require. Over the last few days we’ve had a big thaw and a few hours of … Continue reading

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