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Pea growing - Peas how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Custom has it that if you are to find a pea pod with nine or more peas in it that you can make a wish for whatever you heart desires. Now with the cold snap that we often experience in spring I’m willing to bet quite a few early seed sowers would have wished for milder weather. Reports filter in to me each spring of over-enthusiastic gardeners who have had their young seedlings totally blackened by a late frost.

Amongst the usual casualties are cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, spring onion, and beetroot, both in the open ground and within unheated glasshouses or polytunnels. All I can say to them is keep the chin up, don’t be downhearted, as it’s early in the growing season, so you’ve plenty of time to set a new batch of seeds. Let peas be one of them, and I can assure you that with a little care you will have a bountiful harvest.

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Ladybirds in your garden, how many?

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

As children most of us were very picky about what insects we liked. For me personally, earwigs, centipedes, spiders, and all sorts of flies (horseflies especially) scared the pants off me. Then there were the ladybirds, which for one reason or another always found favour with the younger me.

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What vegetables can I sow this month?………. A Guide.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Here’s a handy list that I compiled in response to that eternal vegetable growing query that crops up as soon as spring arrives, “Am I too late to sow… (Insert vegetable of choice here)? (more…)

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Vegetable seed sowing and watering for containers.

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

In a previous post I wrote about preparing your window box for vegetable growing, the layering of composts and the use of bubble wrap to help reduce your need to water in summer.
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Window box vegetables, What you will need & how to put it all together

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Last week I wrote about a solution to lack of space for growing salad vegetables faced by balcony and patio gardeners.
That was the window box vegetable garden.
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March and the Vegetable garden begins to jump.

Friday, February 27th, 2009

It all kicks off this month in the vegetable garden.

So have you got your gloves ready, your spade sharpened, and your special slug detecting goggles on?
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Three questions for all vegetable growers.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

With the vegetable growing season almost upon us, I decided in this post to provide you with the three most important questions all prospective growers should ask themselves before starting vegetable growing.
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New allotments for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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