Potato Days And Seed Swaps 2012

Posted By Lesley On January 3, 2012 - 10 responses

Potato Days are great events for kitchen gardeners and allotmenteers to attend. There are a large number of different potato varieties available including heritage varieties and most potato days offer individual seed potatoes for sale which is ideal if you are growing in containers or space is limited.

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Tomato Soup Recipe

Posted By On December 1, 2008 - 3 Comments

This recipe makes a tasty tomato soup that the whole family will love and enjoy. Even non vegetable eaters love it, try it out because you might be surprised at just how good this one tastes.


Tomato Seed Saving

Posted By On December 1, 2008 - 1 Comment

Saving tomato seeds is a fairly simple process. Every tomato seed is covered in a gelatinous sack which contains chemicals that inhibit seed germination. This prevents the seeds from sprouting whilst inside the tomato fruit. In nature the fruit drops from the plant and slowly rots away on the ground.


Top 10 Asparagus Varieties

Posted By On December 1, 2008 - 3 Comments

This article covers the major asparagus seed varieties giving you an essential breakdown on the pros and cons of each. From the Connovers Colossail (an AGM award winner) right through to the Thielim F1, you’ll become familiar, and gain an understanding of them all.


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Posted By On December 1, 2008 - No Comments

Asparagus quiche makes a lovely lunch dish and is delicious served hot or cold. Give it a try and let us know how you get on.


Asparagus Seed Saving

Posted By On December 1, 2008 - No Comments

The asparagus plant is dioecious meaning that it produces both male and female flowers on separate plants. Each flower has two sets of sexual organs with one set aborting as the flower matures. This leaves either all male or all female flowers on a plant. Asparagus relies on insects for pollination.


Growing Turnips

Posted By On November 25, 2008 - 1 Comment

Turnips are not the large woody vegetable people suggest they are, home-grown turnips are actually a really tasty vegetable that is easy to grow. The secret not to having ‘woody’ turnips is to harvest and eat them while they are still small. Leaving turnips to grow too large is the main reason that they become tasteless.


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