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Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

Tattie Trials

Forgive me for writing with my mouth full, but I just can’t stop eating the very first of my parsley-buttered White Duke of Yorks. I have broken my own record by ten days. In fact, for the first time in my life, I have not bought tatties to bridge the gap between last year’s and […]

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The Henrik Larssens of the veggy plot

It’s the only thing Baldrick and I have in common. Honest. This obsession with the turnip. I had a wee peek back through the Garden Gate, and was amazed that I had not offered you something on neeps. This will now be put right. For the purposes of clarity, let me first define neep nomenclature. […]

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One day, I will be the organ grinder – Part Two

"the Organic Gardening Catalogue offers a mouth-watering range of organic seed. Within this stock list lurk many old and almost forgotten varieties of vegetables, with their traditional disease resistance and flavour. Yes, all those good, tasty veggies your granny used to grow, but which are out of favour today because they are not uniform and pleasing to the undiscerning eye, and do not conform to the rigid standards of the supermarkets." Mike Clark makes a persuasive case for organic gardening.

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No flies on my carrot – Part Two

"In summary, the long ones are fine if your soil is ideal. Otherwise stick to the stump rooted varieties." Mike wraps up his two-part look at how to grow your own carrots with an overview of the varieties, how to look after them while they're growing, and how to store them.

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No flies on my carrot – Part One

"Since all the gardening programmes on the telly tell you to do things way in advance of the optimum time, 'cos each wants to be first; and the Garden Centres stock plants well ahead of season for the same reason, to steal a march (March!) on their rivals; why should I be any different?" Mike goes back to his roots with an exposé of how to grow champion-standard carrots.

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