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2019 is this your year for growing your own food?

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2019 is this your year for growing your own food?

2019 is this your year for growing your own food? Brexit, veganism and mindfulness. Just three examples of reasons to grow your own food that I’ve read about so far this year. There’s actually a better reason, so if you need a reason to give it a go and make 2019 the year that you try growing your own food, then let it be that it is immensely enjoyable! There is nothing nicer than switching off from the world by going into your own garden or allotment at the end of a working day and immersing yourself in the simple...

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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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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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February - Trial and Error

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February - Trial and Error

Type ‘trial and error’ into Google and you will find hundreds of quotes on failure and success. In my experience, gardening, growing veg, sowing seed, is not all gardeners’ world and perfect planning, but instead is success through multiple efforts of trial and error. My first attempts at sowing parsnip seed and trying to get a parsnip to germinate did not go well. Yet, filled with hope and optimism and not much else, there I was on a cold February morning, scattering my seed across a freshly dug soil bed, an image of my own home grown parsnip being served...

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Jobs for January - 'Planning and Prepping'

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Jobs for January - 'Planning and Prepping'

A new calendar year and a new start to the sowing calendar. At this time of year, I am always itching to get out in the garden, to be out in the fresh air and to blow away the January blues.

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