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Seed Potatoes Mixed!

We have opened the packet of seed potatoes we bought from the garden centre on 4 February and found a mixed bunch! There are 4 large potatoes, 4 medium sized and 2 tiny ones.  We prefer large seed potatoes as
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Maris Bard – First early potatoes

Today we bought some Maris Bard potato seed.  Maris Bard are a first early, that is a very early potato, and the variety is a TopVeg favourite!  We like the flavour and they keep well in the soil. The photo
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Hemp has so many uses

Hemp has so many uses. watch the new video on this site: http://eastyorkshirehemp.co.uk/  
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Planting Potatoes

We started planting seed potatoes on 12 February in 2011,  not because conditions were ideal, but because work was taking Mike abroad, & he would be away for 4 weeks. Luckily the soil had been covered with a plastic sheet
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Young gardeners eat more fruit & veg

First-year college students who have gardening experience eat more fruits and vegetables while they’re away at university, compared with peers who don’t have green thumbs, US researchers say.  The research was published by Reuters on 26 December  2017 The more
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How to Plant Raspberry Canes

Raspberries are best grown from bare root canes in the autumn. Always  buy virus-free stock. Most soils are suitable for raspberries, but the best soil is: * slightly acid * not too heavy * rich in organic matter * well
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How to Prune Summer Raspberry Canes

When the summer raspberry harvest has come to an end, prune out the old flowering canes at soil level. The new shoots that have grown this year will bear next year’s fruit. Removing the old canes from the raspberry row will prevent
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Pickled Runner Bean Recipe

This recipe for pickled runner beans is a good way to use up surplus runner beans. Ingredients: * 1.5lb runner beans * 1pint malt vinegar * 1.5lb granulated sugar * 1 level teaspoon ground allspice * pepper Method 1. String & slice
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How to pickle onions

The main thing you need to pickle onions is plenty of time, otherwise it is quite straightforward! most people use shallots for pickled onions make a brine solution by dissolving 8oz of salt in 4 pints of water skin the onions
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How to Freeze Parsley in 10 steps.

Parsley has grown well in this mild winter and it is worth clipping for freezing, to save it being lost in the frost. To freeze parsley: Cut off the outer stems Discard any shoots that are not perfect – they
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