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Earth Day in the Vegetable Garden

Vegetable gardeners cherish the soil as an essential part of growing veg, so we celebrate Earth Day. A healthy soil is full of organic matter: plants and animals which have decomposed and provide nutrients for future growing plants. A healthy soil is also full of living animals, large & small, from centipedes to earthworms. More widely the Earth provides numerous habitats for a diverse
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Dig up the lawn & grow Veg!

If you want to grow veg but have no space, dig up the lawn! There is still time to convert a patch of grass into a vegetable garden. We have evidence! In March a few years ago our friend, the Chef, dug up a 7 m square patch from his lawn. Within 3 months he was digging his first early potatoes. Don’t worry if
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World Soil Day

Today is World Soil Day. The Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN) are appealing for everyone to “Stop Soil Erosion and Save our Future.” The UN says: “World Soil Day 2019 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign “Stop soil erosion, Save our future” is envisaged to raise awareness on the importance of sustaining healthy ecosystemsand human well-being by addressing the increasing challenges in soil management and, raise
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World Vegan Month

November is World Vegan Month. The vegetable garden supports vegans by producing fresh produce all the year round, and you can start growing now! There are plenty of jobs to do in the garden in November. it is a good time to plant peas and beans which are important sources of protein for vegans and vegetarians. Seeds planted now will develop into sturdy plants
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Pumpkin Day 2019

Its Pumpkin Day today! A good time to collect pumpkins in readiness for Halloween. Last year when we went out to find pumpkins, all the major stores had sold out. So this year we decided to grow our own pumpkins. We did not try anything fancy like the farmer who grew pumpkins in moulds to give the shape of Frankenstein’s face. We actually had
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Grow Herbs on World Food Day

Today, 16 October, is World Food Day, which highlights the importance of food production and food security. World Food Day was launched by the United Nations in 1945 to celebrate the formation of the Food and Agriculture Organisation. (FAO)  This year, 2019, the theme is “to take action to achieve healthy diets for a zero hunger world.’  FAO argue that healthy sustainable diets should
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How Brits used ‘grow your own’ to survive the World Wars

This is a sponsored post: How Brits used ‘grow your own’ to survive the World Wars Although, the First World War was deemed to be the ‘war to end all wars’, we now know that, just two short decades later, another conflict unfolded that would have similar devastating effects. Starvation was a real fear throughout this period. In the 1930s, Britain imported 70% of
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e-Book – Grow Your Own Soft Fruit

TopVeg have published a new eBook called  Grow Your Own Soft Fruit.   This eBook is available on Amazon Kindle or as a pdf by clicking the PayPal button below.  The pdf version costs £1.99. Grow juicy, healthy berries and vitamin packed fruit with the help of this ebook. Simple, straightforward steps lead you along the planning stages of starting a fruit garden, through
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