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Our Autumn Reflections

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Our Autumn Reflections

We're patting ourselves on the back a little and saying what a great year 2018 has been, growing our own vegetables, herbs and chillies. It’s likely it is not entirely down to our expertise and hard work though and just maybe, the weather may have had a lot to do with it! But, gardening is all about dealing with the conditions you have and adapting to them and we've all had to do that this year. Watering has been a major activity for obvious reasons and we have had to limit our time away from the garden to ensure everything...

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Fruits of our labour

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Fruits of our labour

June has arrived already and after a very dry May we are already watering everything in our West Yorkshire garden and have watched some amazing growth spurts during the last 6 weeks or so. Our courgettes are all planted out, tomatoes and chillies potted on into final growing positions and beans already arching up their canes. Our new seed varieties Aubergine and Sweet Peppers all look good in the greenhouse, along with our Burpless Cucumber and our new Crystal Ice Cucumber plant (kindly given to us by the green fingered folk at Let’s Grow Preston). Peas are flourishing, we’ve eaten...

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Spring is here!

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Spring is here!

Spring is here at last! Over the last few weeks, we’ve had cloche poly tunnels across our raised beds, warming up the soil. We checked the soil last night and it felt warm to the touch, so today we’ve sown direct into the beds; Parsnips (both Gladiator and Tender and True), SwedeBeetroot Mixed and Beetroot Boltardy

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5 of the healthiest vegetables to grow in your garden

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5 of the healthiest vegetables to grow in your garden

If, like us at Seeds to Sow, you are on a health kick to start the new year, then you may be interested in growing five of the healthiest vegetables that you can eat, right in your own garden. This will give you easy access to fresh healthy produce right at your door.

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To green manure or not to green manure, that is the question…

To green manure or not to green manure, that is the question…

Deciding whether to use green manure, as far as we are concerned is an easy question to answer. If your soil is left bare for 6 weeks or more then it is definitely worth spending ½ hour sowing some green manure seeds to that soil then letting nature take its course.  There’s something very satisfying about using nature itself to put back depleted nutrients and organic matter back into your soil, helping to improve soil texture and structure and to suppress weeds. It almost makes you feel like a farmer or guardian of the land, using the unproductive fallow period...

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