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Why does Rhubarb grow a flower head?

Although we prominently use rhubarb in desserts and cordials, it is actually classed as a vegetable. Every Autumn I dispose of the compost from hanging baskets and pots over the rhubarb crown with a few handfuls of chicken manure pellets. Rhubarb is a hungry crop and needs feeding otherwise you’ll …

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Sowing Sweetcorn

Traditionally my final frost is usually during the second week in May so now is the time for me to start planning the sweetcorn harvest.

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Chitting Potatoes Explained

During February and March you’ll hear many gardeners talk about ‘chitting’ potatoes, but what exactly is it and does it help? WHAT IS CHITTING? Chitting is a process of creating little shoots on the potatoes, where you’ll find their ‘eyes’. HOW TO CHIT? Traditionally gardeners use old egg boxes. They …

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