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Grow your own gardening calendar

Grow your own gardening calendar I have received compensation in return for publishing this guest post.  I believe this post is relevant and of great  interest to my readers. Grow your own gardening calendar Whether you’re looking to spruce up
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What fertiliser before planting Potatoes??

What fertiliser before planting Potatoes??

dig1 Potatoes are hungry plants so it is good to add some fertiliser to the soil now, before the potatoes are planted. If the soil is fertile the potatoes will be able to reach their potential and yield well. Apart
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Give your vegetable plants nutrients when they need them most

Give your vegetable plants nutrients when they need them most

 Trial data show that young plants benefit from a spring application of N(nitrogen),  P(phosphorus) & K(potassium) and S (sulphur). This is when their demand for these major nutrients is at its highest, getting your vegetables off to a great start.
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How to Grow Beetroot Card

How to Grow Beetroot Card

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a *How To Grow Beetroot* growing card. Click on the image below to enlarge the picture of the card. How_To_Grow_Beetroot_Sheet The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting
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How2Grow Cards

How2Grow Cards

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create some FREE How To Grow Vegetables Cards.   how-to-grow-broad-beans-card If you would like a pdf of any of the How to Grow cards, please complete the contact form asking for the grow
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NPK 4-5-9

What does the name NPK 4-5-9 mean? this is a fertiliser declaration.  It means that the product contains a total of : 4% nitrogen (N) 5% phosphorous pentoxide (P2O5) soluble in water 9% potassium oxide (K2O) soluble in water NPK
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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm (Latin name – Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herb. The leaves have a gentle lemon scent which are used to flavour ice-creams and herbal teas. Lemon balm has a bushy habit and grows to a height of 50cm
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Horseradish

Horseradish

Horseradish (Latin name – Armoracia rusticana) Horseradish is a perennial, so should be given a lifetime position in the garden, as it will stay in that place for ever. Horseradish is very vigorous & tends to take over, so it
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Dill

Dill

Dill (Latin name – Anethum graveolens) is a perennial herb with wispy feathery leaves. Dill will grow in most conditions, but the soil needs to be dug well before sowing the seed, so that its long tap root can grow
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Cress

Cress

Garden cress (Latin name – Lepidium sativum) is a fast-growing, salad herb with a peppery, tangy flavour and aroma. Cress is very easy to grow on a windowsill or greenhouse & is soon ready to harvest. Sowing Cress all the
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