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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. They do however take up space for a long period of time. VARIETIES Gladiator: The …

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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 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 Garlic – How to Grow Garlic

October and November are the months to plant your autumn garlic. Thank you to The Garlic Farm for supplying me with the cloves. http://www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk Plant garlic in rows in any well drained soil in full sun. It is important that the soil does not …

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Growing Sweetcorn – How to Grow Sweetcorn

There is nothing more rewarding than breaking a cob of corn off the plant and cooking it within minutes of harvesting. VARIETIES SWIFT An early maturing, extra tender sweet corn with a high sugar content that gives a deliciously sweet flavour. It has a …

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Growing Runner Beans – How to Grow Runner Beans

A very easy vegetable to grow and even a small amount of plants will give you a bountiful harvest. VARIETIES PAINTED LADY Bicoloured variety red-and-white flowers. Produces a heavy crop of medium length pods over a long season if picked regularly. The perfect choice …

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