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Kalettes or Flowersprouts sowing and planting

Flowersprouts  called Kalettes in the USA are a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale but with a distinct sweet ‘nutty’ flavour

Its easy and very productive to grow and fantastic in the kitchen they’re nutritious (packed full of Vitamin C, E and B6) and has been developed over the last ten years using traditional breeding techniques so is a natural cross

It has a Brussels sprout-like growing habit with its tall stem and rosettes forming all the way up to a frilly-leaved top which can also be eaten

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How to grow and plant Sweetcorn

The real reason to grow sweetcorn is that until you do its hard to imagine just how wonderful it is quite simply covered in butter as it coverts sugars very quickly after picking
The latest sweetcorns have shorter growing seasons but its still much better to start then off undercover




HOW TO  USE GREEN MANURE TO INCREASE SWEETCORN GROWTH

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  Some of these you won’t have seen before as they were originally made for very specialist applications and its only with use that I have come to appreciate the great versatility of them.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