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Guide to Growing Low-Maintenance Vegetables

Vegetables on the whole are not trouble-free, but they are so rewarding and enjoyable that if you can spare the time for them, I too should devote a little space to them – just to whet your appetite! Two of … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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Herbs: What and Where to Grow

Powders, juices, perfumes, oils and seeds extracted from herbs were used from the earliest times in religious ceremonies, in cooking, and by magicians in making philtres and other mysterious potions. Today herbs are usually grown for their great value in … Continue reading

30. April 2013 by admin
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Recommended Herbs for the Herb Garden

Unlike most English plant names, the names given to herbs are remarkably consistent all over the British Isles. The herbs are therefore listed here under their English names as they are in herbalists’ and nursery catalogues, and their Latin names … Continue reading

29. March 2013 by admin
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Controls and Treatments for Vegetable Pests and Diseases

With good cultivation and careful management of the soil, you should be able to ensure that crops are strong and healthy. Plants which always have the food and water they need are seldom badly infected with disease or attacked by … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by admin
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Vegetable Gardening in Late Winter

Sprouting Maincrop varieties of potatoes can be put to sprout in late winter, in the same way as the earlies were. It is still possible to start the earlies off and get the crop at a reasonable time, provided you … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by admin
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The Kitchen Garden in Late Winter

Late Winter The main change in the climatic conditions during this season is the appreciable lengthening of the days. The temperature may still be low; there may be snow and frost throughout late winter or there may be constant rain … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by admin
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The Kitchen Garden in Mid Winter

Mid-Winter Like your plants, which are dormant in mid-winter, you can rest at this time, although not completely. This is the season to look back on the triumphs and failures of last summer and to look forward to the new … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by admin
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The Kitchen Garden in Early Winter

Early Winter The shortest day occurs near the end of early winter, when there may only be six or seven hours of daylight, and not very bright daylight at that. All through this period the days get shorter and shorter, … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by admin
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Vegetable Gardening Jobs for Late Autumn

Pruning There is no doubt that fruit bushes and cane fruit, if left unpruned, produce small crops, often damaged and diseased, and they may even not crop at all in some years. To get heavy crops of fruit every year, … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by admin
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The Kitchen Garden in Late Autumn

Late Autumn The season for plants to grow is more or less over now; the annual crops will have finished and the biennial and perennial ones will become dormant in late autumn if they have not already done so. There … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by admin
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