Veges A - CH

VEGETABLES A – CH

admin / December 15, 2017

This section gives detailed descriptions for the cultivation of most of the different vegetables that you are likely to encounter. They are arranged in alphabetical order to make searching easier. There are also suggestions for choosing varieties of vegetables that have proved reliable to grow, particularly in the more challenging parts of the North of the UK. Most of the…

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Seeds

SEEDS, TUBERS AND SETS

admin / December 15, 2017

Seeds, tubers and sets are the basic growing blocks for most vegetables, though some vegetables can also be grown from cuttings and offsets. This section deals with the various stages of choosing the right variety of seeds for your location, sowing the seed in the correct conditions to achieve germination, and growing-on the seedlings. It finishes with tables giving my suggestions…

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Greenhouse

GREENHOUSE

admin / December 15, 2017

A greenhouse will open up the possibility of growing many new varieties of fruit and vegetables to maturity, particularly in the North of the UK. Many of the semi-tropical plants such as tomatoes, peppers, melons, cucumbers, will crop well. The greenhouse does not need to be anything expensive. On allotments, it is common to see home-made greenhouses  stuffed to the rafters with…

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Uncategorized

OUTDOOR CULTIVATION

admin / December 15, 2017

This section covers various general aspects of growing fruit and vegetables in the outdoor environment. You will find additional information under the individual growing descriptions of the various fruit and vegetables. SECTION SITE MAP CLIMATE          WEATHER CHARTS          TOOLS          SUNDRIES        TOOLS & SUNDRY SALES            GROUND CLEARANCE …

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Soft Fruit

TAYBERRY and other hybrid berries

admin / December 15, 2017

If you only have space for one Hybrid berry, the Tayberry is the one to go for as it has such a divine sweet and aromatic taste when picked fully ripe, is large in size, fruits prolifically, and is reliable. Bred in Scotland, this is basically a cross between a Raspberry and a Bramble or Blackberry, and is very thorny.…

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STORAGE

COOKING and STORAGE EQUIPMENT, HEALTHY LIVING and EATING, HOUSE WARES

admin / December 15, 2017

Check out the bedroom furniture special prices. Also check out the other house and garden furniture available Britain’s leading natural and organic online retailer. From make-up and beauty products to natural cleaners and baby products you will find all the leading brands and a lot more besides. Save  up to 50% on selected products. If any suppliers of Cooking and…

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STORAGE

LOW FAT, LOW SUGAR, ICE CREAMS, FROZEN YOGURTS & SORBETS

admin / December 15, 2017

GENERAL  PRINCIPLES. Ice cream maker. Many of you will already have an unused ice cream maker, lurking at the back of a cupboard. The usual type consists of a removable, pre-freezing bowl, with a electrical motor top and paddle. There is also a new type where the motor is underneath and the bowl turns around the fixed paddle. The pre-freezing bowl…

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STORAGE

PICKLES and CHUTNEYS

admin / December 15, 2017

As Pickles are so easy to make it is surprising that it is almost a lost art. Towards the Autumn, you often find that there is a glut of some vegetables, and you want a way of storing some of them. Pickling is the process of simmering the prepared vegetables to kill off bacteria and neutralize enzymes, in a mixture of…

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