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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 do you Chit? Traditionally gardeners use old egg boxes. …

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RHS Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener

Ever thought of eating your Dahlia tubers or adding some Daylily to your stir-fry? Fancy growing Skirret? No idea what it is? Many people might be surprised to know flowers that they actively plant and care for year round are good for more than just staring at. There are a …

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Charles Dowding Winter Garden Tour

Temperate oceanic climate, 30 miles from the Atlantic at 51N, low light levels. Average 55 frosts per winter of -1 to -8C (30-18F); these leaf-producing plants survive most winters, when sown early autumn as in the video. The parsnips (sown March) survive much frost and improve in flavour, see how …

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RHS Cancels Free Entry for Members

The Royal Horticultural Society has changed its policy regarding free entry to London shows for members. Members were previously allowed free entry to the London shows held at Vincent Square in Victoria but that’s due to change in 2017. There will be fewer shows as in previous years and all …

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