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Monthly Archive for June, 2011

Now I might have employed all the tricks of the trade to get the most out of my growbags when I was setting them up - but there was one more I had up my sleeve. Ring culture is one of those vaguely technical-sounding bits of jargon that float around the world of veg growing. It belongs [...]

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I am turning my greenhouse into a sea of growbags. Having grown too many tomatoes – again – but not having the strength to decide which to get rid of – again - I’m on my 17th growbag so far. I’m not entirely sure I couldn’t squeeze in a few more if I budged things up a bit. It is [...]

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Recipe of the month: June

Elderflower cordial As I write this I am sipping a fragrant glass of my first-ever home grown drink, tinkling with ice and if I may say so, rather wonderful. Well, I suppose I can’t really say I grew it, as I picked the ingredients wild from the hedgerow. Actually I can’t even say that as I [...]

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Pick of the month: June

Lettuce ‘Salad Bowl’ I’ve developed a bit of a thing for growing lettuces this year. Normally I just sow my standard mix of baby salad leaves and leave it at that: but I began trying out a few ‘proper’ lettuces back in February and have discovered a whole new world of salad-related delights. I’ve got heirloom [...]

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Elders and betters

I’ve been on elderflower watch for weeks now, and I think – just maybe – we’re ready. They’ve made it through the green bobble stage, and past the bit where they’re a bit half-and-half, and now they’re in full, glorious flower, frothing the hedgerows exuberantly in white. And…. so what? you may ask. What have [...]

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