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How to keep birds off vegetables in the garden.

To deter birds in the vegetables garden: cover the crops with netting hang bird scarers up, such as CDs hanging on string, or plastic bags tied to a stake so that they flutter place a cat statue in the middle
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Flea Beetle

Flea beetle can be a problem in the vegetable garden during May and June & the signs are there to see if you know what to look for.   They attack members of the brassica family including radish and swedes. 
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Spring Thyme

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Thyme card. The card may be pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow thyme. Thyme is a short culinary herb which : grows
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Garden Your Way To Better Health at Daisybus Gardens.

Daisybus Gardens  demonstrate how to garden your way to better health. The Pembrokeshire Daisybus Gardens are near Solva on the St David’s Peninsula, a wonderful place to visit.  The Gardens are a series of fifteen themed plots and mini meadows
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Gardening For Your Health by Mollie Jolin

Gardening For Your Health is a guest post by Mollie Jolin December 2010 With winter in full swing in much of the US, many gardeners and green-thumbs are itching to get back outside and engage in the hobby they hold
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Apple and Plum Butter Recipe

Kevin has commented that he has not got enough plums to make preserves so ‘we will make traditional apple and plum ‘butter’. The end result is a stiff, sliceable preserve. Keeps years! ideal for sponge cakes as it is fairly
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Apple Butter Recipe

Kevin’s wife’s Apple Butter – thanks Kevin for this recipe! 1.Windfall apples (any) 2.Quarter, removing bruised and eaten bits. Keep pips cores skin intact. 3.Smallest amount of water to just covering bottom of lidded pan, this is to get juices
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Green Bean and Tomato Stew Recipe

This recipe for green bean and tomato stew is a novel way of using up a glut of runner beans & tomatoes at the end of the season. Ingredients: 2lb runner beans 1lb ripe tomatoes 3 onions 1/2 pint olive
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Green Pea Hummus Dip

This recipe for green pea hummus dip serves 6 and comes from the Yes Peas! Recipe Book. Ingredients: 500g frozen peas 3 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tbsp light tahini paste Juice of 1 large lemon (add more if preferred) 1
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April Vegetable Soup

This is a recipe for vegetable soup using vegetables available in April. Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil Good stock 1 large chopped onion 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 2 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. turmeric 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
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