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I would be interested to hear from other UKVG members what fruit and veg they preserve for Winter use, and how.Lots of people write about having "gluts" or more produce than they can conveniently use before it goes bad, so surely it makes sense to…Continue
I have recently had the privilege of contributing to a great e-book called "The Great British Cookbook", which is being sold in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, and Hospitality Action. The book is mainly about food and recipes, but also about food…Continue
What a strange autumn it's been. Still picking tomatoes, chillies, and peppers in the greenhouse. Picked cucumbers and courgettes long after they would normally have finished. How has the season end been for you?Continue
I will recommend1. Climbing French Bean Borlotta Lingua di Fuoco for its decorative look and lovely creamy taste2. Winter Squash Sweet Dumpling. It tastes sweet like chestnut and have short mature season compared to other pumpkins and…Continue
i live out in the country and every year we get a problem with rats ;now i have put down some bait stations;and i assume it is a rat that carries small stones and twigs into the station covering over the bait .this time it has gone further and the…Continue
I purchased a dozen "crowns" to discover that in fact they are plug plants which will need to be potted first to survive, and then repotted in this boldly claimed effective system of growbags.I am attracted to that method on account of bunny…Continue
In the past, I have always grown my garlic under cloches. This is because I once read in a book by Peter Seabrook ( Yes, I am that old) that it produced better bulbs. Thinking about it now, I can't recall reading of anyone else doing that.Was…Continue
This may seem like a daft question, but is perpetual spinach perpetual? The reason is, I have a nice clump of perpetual spinach just where I want to plant some autumn raspberry canes. Would it be worth transplanting it, or will it go over soon…Continue
What a strange Autumn it's been! Still picking tomatoes, chillies, and peppers in the greenhouse. Also picked cucumbers and courgettes long after they would have finished. how has the warm Autumn affected you plot?Continue
Recently I have been involved in the production of an exciting new e-book called "The Great British Cookbook", which is being sold in order to raise funds for two very deserving charities - Macmillan Cancer Support, and Hospitality Action. The book contains recipes for 50 Starters, 100 Mains and 50 Desserts. They all look absolutely amazing! There are also sections on a number of other related themes, like food production and suppliers.
I have represented the GYO community by…Continue
this year my veg seem to have gone mad beetroot like footballs ,parsnips gone down out of sight using a spade down the side to get them out must be about 2 foot long good eating but the tails are too long ,as for the sprouting it should be ready next year but most of it has flowered weeks ago and yes it is the late one i have tried eating it but does not taste right had big carrots this year i thought i had beaten the fly but no he has attacked with vengeance can,t wait to use enviromesh for…Continue
My garden is not big (about 10 x 10 metres or so), but I get a lot of produce from it. Recently some readers of my blog asked me to write about what I have been growing in it this year, so I have described it in this post:-
Probably too far away for most of you (I am in west Wales) but my local fruit tree nursery are selling off their stock of perry pears for £3 each, 2yr old and older by the look of them. Website Applewise for more detail. I picked up one each of Berllanderi Green and Welsh Gin, on vigorous rootstock so I felt two were enough!