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Growing in Straw Bales

The intention is to grow some bush tomatoes in the straw bales, helping to keep the fruits of the ground, and to provide some rotted straw for the compost heap at the end of the season.

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National Potato day

National Potato Day raises awareness of the need to protect the diversity of British potatoes, and gives gardeners the opportunity to be more adventurous with the varieties they grow.

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National Beanpole Week

National Beanpole Week, 21st to 26th April 2012.
Run by the Small Woods Association, this is an annual event which was first held in 2008, and celebrates Britain’s traditionally managed coppiced woodlands.

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10 Tips to Grow Vegetables in a Drought

Growing vegetables on the allotment when there is drought can be difficult. Here’s 10 simple tips to get the best from your crops, and make sowing and growing them easier.

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Gardening Poetry

This is a guest post from Kate Williams, who is a many-times published poet. Now specialising in garden poetry, which she reads to gardening clubs around the country. The two gardening poems below are just a small selection from Kate’s

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Chitting Seed Potatoes

Seed Potatoes. These are the tuberous growths on the roots of the potato plant. Grown in disease free conditions and harvested before maturity. Stored in a controlled environment until conditions are right for planting the following season.   Chitting Seed

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