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Broad Beans – Surprisingly Healthy Vegetable!

We all grow broad beans, or fava beans as our American cousins refer to them as. They are a popular crop across the world and many gardeners, myself included, grow them because they…

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Pumpkin Pie Recipe

When growing pumpkins you often end up with a glut of them at which point you are left wondering what on earth you are going to do with all those pumpkins. Of course,…

Six Tips For Tomato Growing Success

Tomatoes are probably the most popular vegetable plant (though really it’s a fruit) grown at home. Many people try to grow these every year to various degrees of success. But what do you…

Help! My Tomato Seedlings Are Leggy

When tomato seeds are sown too early, they will often become tall and spindly, or ‘leggy’ as we refer to them. This is where they reach up to the sky to try and…

January – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

January is traditionally a quiet month down at the allotment, but then that is usually down to the fact the weather is cold and wet. However, for those who are either willing to…

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Growing Tomatoes – Starting Off Your Seeds

Most people start their tomato plants off from seed, which isn’t particularly difficult to do. The advantage of growing from seed is that you have access to a much wider choice of varieties….

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