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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 favourite. Ideal for beginners as it …

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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 resistance. Highly recommended for both the …

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Growing Broad (Fava) Beans – How to Grow Broad Beans

Broad Beans (Fava Beans) can be sown either in late Autumn for overwintering for an early crop the following Spring or sown in early Spring for a Summer harvest. A very good crop for introducing children due to their large seed and fast growing nature. VARIETIES AQUADULCE CLAUDIA: A long …

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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, tasty stems. Extremely winter hardy. Traditionally …

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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 planted with Potatoes, Kohl Rabi, Fennel, …

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Growing Potatoes in Pots for Early Harvest

Dan started potting up some first early potatoes in early February: “Trying to get a really early harvest of potatoes by planting early into small pots and then growing on in a frost free greenhouse or polytunnel. I use 2 seed potatoes in a 15 litre pot and plant about …

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