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Swiss Chard Fantasy….

DSCN3420is still growing well in the polytunnel and looking mighty fine. Thank you for surviving the cold weather!

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Growing for December: the perfect plate of festive food

Growing for December: the perfect plate of festive foodBy Rubi Ingaglia With the festive season approaching the thought of snuggling up with a mug of hot chocolate sounds appealing, but the December garden has lots to offer. A cold stint in the allotment won’t seem so painful compared to the tasting of fresh, organic ingredients that will compliment your Christmas roast delightfully. Here […]

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Coming Out of the Closet

GardenThis morning my daughter and I chatted and sang as we returned from our daily walk across the village to feed and water our chickens. She swung the flask that had held the hot water for their mash, while I clutched an armful of eggs and onions, chard and carrots, freshly gathered for today’s evening […]

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Community gardening in school…..

We have been making the most of our heated greenhouse to keep warm at break time and keep on sowing growing. The pak choi is doing particularly well as are the radishes and some of the spinach. I don’t tell them what to plant. I just have a big bag of seeds and bulbs and […]

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Making what you do have go further!

This is the first year I’ve experimented with sowing seeds in August for growing on in the polytunnel once the tomatoes have been harvested. So far so good! I have some lovely tasty beetroot leaves, Swiss Chard Fantasy, bulb Fennel, Spinach bordeaux and little gem lettuce. I have also gone round my garden with my […]

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