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Autumn Planting Broad or Fava Beans

This video is about Planting Broad beans and the reasons  I grow mine in moduals and why there best grown slowly.

The varieties I am growing are Aquadulce Claudia I also grow The Sutton and Crimson flowered Broad bean

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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  Some of these you won’t have seen before as they were originally made for very specialist applications and its only with use that I have come to appreciate the great versatility of them.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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WHAT TO GROW AND SOW IN NOVEMBER

November is a month to get lots of planning done ,what worked,what didnt its the time we order seeds and plants for next year but also great for planting trees and preparing perennial  beds for long tern crops like asparagus

Taking the time to prepare a bed for things like asparagus is essential as they can grow for up to 20 years

There are things to sow Broad beans and peas outside the hardneck garlic’s and salads under cover,its also vital to cover your winter Brassicas against pigeon damage

Planting and growing Asparagus

How to make a Perennial bed

November 2012

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Jerusalem artichokes -end of season care

One of my winter staples Jerusalem artichokes are so much better fresh out of the ground.Great as a temporary windbreak and with very few problems and because there perennial incredibly cost effective as they will last for years
I made a film showing you how to plant these great vegetables here I show you how to prepare Jerusalem artichokes for the Winter, its simple                                                   one small tip, you can incorporate the herb Winter Savory into your dishes when cooking it as the herb counteracts the affects this great vegetable has on some people

How to grow Jerusalem artichokes

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RASPBERRIES – HOW TO TRAIN AND PRUNE

Raspberries are easy to look after if you follow some simple rules for pruning them to make sure you get maximum crop which also helps to reduce there chance of disease as there not as congested.Your Raspberries will be either Summer fruiting called floricane types or Autumn Fruiting called primocane and as i grow then next to each other its easy to see the difference.These Raspberry were all planted earlier in the year and its important to get your stock plants from a reputable nursery
After you have pruned you raspberries its best to either burn or dispose of the trimming but dont add them to your compost heap as you may spread disease spores

I have been as asked which secateurs I use  Okatsune Secateurs
from Niwaki who have a fantastic range of superb pruning tools

The Nursery I use for my fruit is Blackmore fruit

 

 

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