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Growing Rhubarb – How to Grow Rhubarb

The first few sticks of rhubarb in late Spring are beautiful. Look after your plant and it will look after you with bountiful harvests throughout the summer and can be stored for use throughout winter. Very easy to grow. VARIETIES Victoria: An easy-to-grow old …

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Growing Parsnips – How to Grow Parsnips

Once you get them to germinate, parsnips are quite easy to look after as they require very little attention. Always use fresh seeds as they are difficult to germinate. VARIETIES Gladiator: The long tapering, wedge shaped roots with smooth white skin, have considerable canker …

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Growing Beetroot – How to Grow Beetroot

beetroot

The leaves can be used in salads as well as the more familiar globes. VARIETIES Boltardy: Smooth-skinned roots of fine colour,Beetroot Boltardyare ideal for exhibition. Resistant to bolting and recommended for early sowing. (Globe or Round type.) RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Recommended …

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Growing Carrots – How to Grow Carrots

A very easy vegetable to grow and even a small amount of plants will give you a bountiful harvest if protected with microfleece. VARIETIES Eskimo: The most frost-tolerant variety bred so far. On well-drained soils, you can leave some roots in the ground through …

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Growing Leeks – How to Grow Leeks

Leeks

Freshly picked during the Winter from the allotment, they are a great addition to the Sunday lunch or Christmas table. VARIETIES Musselburgh: An extremely winter hardy variety. Good length, tasty white stems. A milder flavour substitute for onions in many culinary dishes. Thick, white, …

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Growing Tomatoes – How to Grow Tomatoes

A very easy vegetable to grow and even a small amount of plants will give you a bountiful harvest. VARIETIES coming soon SOWING PLANTING Companion Planting TOMATOES prefer to be planted with Parsley, Basil, Carrots, Chives, Garlic, Marigolds, Foxgloves, Sweetcorn, Asparagus. TOMATOES dislike being …

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