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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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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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November in the Veg Plot

Although the days are shorter and colder, and working in the vegetable garden may have lost some of the appeal that it had in summer, any work carried out on the veg plot in November will save twice as much

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October in The Veg Plot

Harvest or protect  crops that may be susceptible to frost. Clear away any remaining summer crop debris and place on the compost heap, the larger the quantity, the better as this helps the heap to warm up and accelerate the

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September in the Veg Plot

Vegetable growth slows down quite markedly this month as the nights draw in and get colder, but there’s still lots of jobs that need to be taken care of on the allotment. As the summer harvests come to an end

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