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Wordless Wednesday – Day-Glo ‘Greens’

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Wordless Wednesday – Achochas: Echoes of the Incas

Sources: Book – The Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation Seeds – 3 different Achocha varieties are available from The Real Seed Catalogue  

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Lost in the plot @RHSHydeHall

Last week we visited Hyde Hall in Essex. Hyde Hall is one of the RHS‘s flagship gardens, but it is in fact a relatively new creation. As recently as 1950 it was just a windswept farm on a bare hilltop. … Continue reading

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Beanz Meanz …… a winter of hearty stews, casseroles and chilli

This year’s bean crop has been of mixed success. Some of the varieties I tried stopped growing at two leaves (e.g. Cherokee Trail of Tears and Cobra). I thought that something might have eaten them and I waited for side … Continue reading

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There’s nothing better …. than new potatoes with mojo verde

With temperatures soaring, the sun shining and evenings long, light and gloriously warm, it feels like we should be away on holiday. Unfortunately that is not happening for a while yet, so the next best thing is to pretend and … Continue reading

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Climbing Beans: Wigwams or tents?

We grow a lot of beans in the vegetable patch each year. Being a vegetarian family, they are one of the staples of summer for us. We mostly eat the beans freshly picked, it is only as the season ends … Continue reading

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“O Oysters, come and walk with us!”

When I first grew Salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius, I was fairly new to grow-your-own and was being adventurous with vegetables. I was reading a lot of wild food and (Victorian) kitchen gardening books and so I grew it for its delicious, … Continue reading

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