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How to grow Garlic

How to grow garlic

elephant garlicCan you imagine food without garlic? Whether Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese or Thai  as with so many other cuisines, garlic forms one of the major flavours  of our meals. But,yet for most of us the garlic that we eat is a pale imitation of what we can quite easily grow.

 

Where does garlic grow

Contrary to popular belief, probably because it’s such a staple of Mediterranean cuisine, Continue reading How to grow Garlic

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How to Grow Turnips

Whats makes then so versatile is that the tops are as versatile and make great green and there are varieties called Rapini which dont produce a bulb at all the best variety for this is Rapa da foglia senza testa .
the only problems you may get are Flea beetle: Leaves are covered in small holes and damaged areas turn brown. Seedlings are particularly susceptible but using fleece with stop this

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GARDENING TOOLS FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS–(to last a lifetime)

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In this second film on Christmas Presents for gardeners I focus exclusively on Sneeboer Tools.  I make no apology for this as in my opinion they are the best tools currently available.  I cover hand tools, hoes, and digging tools and some unusual weeders.  Some of these you won’t have seen before as they were originally made for very specialist applications and its only with use that I have come to appreciate the great versatility of them.

I buy tools that I expect to do the job and last a long time and so many nowadays just seen to be made to the cheapest price point and ultimately are are bad investments

Mark Abbott-Compton

Ten Minute Gardener

 

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR GARDENERS

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GROWING POTATOES IN A BAG – CROPPING

If you dont want to devote the space to growing main crop potatoes in your garden or you would like to new potatoes with your Christmas dinner the best way to grow them is in a container or bag. I have never seen the point in paying good money for a ‘specific potato growing bag’ when they are perfectly happy in a recycling bag supplied by yoru local council. Just 12 weeks after planting these potatoes I show you what sort of crop you can expect from them.

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NO DIG STRAW BALE RAISED BED CONSTRUCTION

The title is far more complicated than the construction!!
One of the quickest and most effective ways of creating a new productive vegetable bed is by combining the techniques of No-Dig growing and the use of Straw or Hay bales.This film explains how and why i find this such a great way to add growing beds quickly and get the bed productively producing fresh vegetables the shortest time.

Its so easy to build and within 40minuites i was planting Courgettes,Summer Squash and Winter Squash in this new No-Dig Raised bed

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