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POTTED POTATOES

I say potatoes and you think allotments. You say potatoes and I say containers. Let’s not ‘call the whole thing off,’ but instead look at successfully nurturing potatoes in pots and bags. Growing potatoes in containers makes sense. As well as taking up less space, it also means that you don’t need to do any digging, ground preparation or weeding. Your crop is less vulnerable to diseases and pest damage -and they will be easier to harvest. Home-grown, new potatoes add [...]

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7 Fun Allotment Projects to Do with Kids This Summer

Balancing an allotment with busy family life can be a challenge at the best of times, but as the summer holidays approach it can be even harder to carve out the time needed to keep on top of all that weeding and planting. Don’t despair though, you can kill two birds with one stone (not literally, obviously) by putting your tireless tykes to work in the garden. Not only will it get them plenty of fresh air, but they’re bound [...]

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10 Delicious Vegetables Which Will Survive the Winter

Just because the nights are getting shorter and frost is starting to cover your windscreen in the morning, the fast-approaching winter does not mean that your gardening endeavours need to stop and your veggie patch should be abandoned. The back-garden veg can still bloom and blossom throughout the winter months – packing your plate with home-grown treats. Here, we suggest 10 different veg you can grow over the winter months. (more…)