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Take control of your food

Given all the recent food scandals – fipronil present in chicken eggs, pesticides present in school children’s foods – wouldn’t it be tempting to learn how to grow your own food?

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What sort of salad should you plant in July?

Hestitating what to plant next ? Let Charles Dowding help you The character of leaf harvests can swing back and forth throughout the summer as growth is so rapid, some sowings lasting less long than at other times of year, … Continue reading

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Finding an orchard in the heart of the city

But the critical thing is that the houses around us have been built on something: farmland, garden or, sometimes, orchard. Continue reading

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Why should you learn how to store garden produce?

I have also always felt ridiculous buying vegetables or fruit that have been flown halfway round the world when I had been growing a surplus of the same ones myself only a few months earlier. Continue reading

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5 reasons why you should consider a hot bed in your garden

Have you ever thought about using a hot bed in your garden? Here’s 5 reasons why hot beds might work for you… They extend the growing season If you sow your seeds by the end of January, germination will take … Continue reading

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Would you like to grow your vegetables in hot beds?

Find out what a hot bed is and how it works. Continue reading

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Create a winter garden with 7 of these delicious vegetables

Are you feeling the autumn blues? Start a winter vegetable garden and you’ll be able to enjoy an abundance of greens even in the darkest times of the year. Here are a few of the tasty greens that you can harvest from a winter vegetable garden. Continue reading

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