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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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Soil Capping

Soil capping is the forming of a hard surface crust in the top 1 to 10 mm of bare cultivated soils. Caused by heavy rainfall on exposed bare land, the surface structure of the soil breaks down under the continual

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The gardening year so far

Either through the cold weather, rain soaked ground or just lack of enthusiasm, the first two months of the year are usually none events with regards to gardening in my neck of the woods. On the odd fine days, essential

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6 Basic Rules For Better Vegetables

1 Early Digging If you intend to sow or plant in spring, the time to start digging is late Autumn or early winter, when the soil is not overly wet and sticky. Choose a spade that is the right size

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Vegetable Growing Month-by-Month: The down-to-earth guide

veg growing month by month

Medwyn Williams, Chairman of the National Vegetable Society, and member of the Fruit and Vegetable Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society. solid words of advice in plain English… It will certainly have a place on my extensive gardening book shelf.

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August in the veg plot

Allotments in August are just about at their maximum production, and harvesting can at times be a full time job. This month is also a good time to take stock of where things are planted and start to make plans

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