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Black Friday – TopVeg eBook Offer!

TopVeg has released a new eBook  “Vegetable Growing for Young Gardeners” & has a Black Friday offer of £ 4.99.  It is written for young people & explains How to Grow Vegetables and Produce Food! There are 21 growing cards included
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Marble Plants inspired by Eva Crackles.

Handcrafted marble plants decorating libraries and public spaces in Hull are a tribute to Eva Crackles, (1918-2007), a Botanist who spent her life collecting and collating plants. She particularly loved wild flowers and studied the flora that grew on bomb
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How to Grow Sweetcorn or Corn on the Cob.

Sweetcorn or maize, (Latin name – Zea mays) does not always grow well in vegetable gardens in the north of the UK.   Sweetcorn should receive at least eight hours of sunlight a day, so it needs a sunny site in
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Cucumbers combat Alzheimer’s

Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV) has been used in conjunction with a tetanus vaccine to treat allergies, Alzheimer’s and psoriasis. CMV is one of the most common plant viruses.  As well as cucumbers, it also affects spinach, lettuce and celery and
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Pumpkins Moulded into Frankenstein’s Face

A Spalding pumpkin farmer has grown pumpkins in moulds to give the shape of Frankenstein’s face.  For more information and pics follow this link.
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Pumpkin Carving!

Its pumpkin time again. The pumpkin designs get better!
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Bay Tree Success!

Sara, from farming friends, has just sent a lovely message: “Do you remember years ago you gave us advice about planting our baytree?   Well it looks fabulous today.”  See the photo of Sara’s Bay Tree  below:   Thanks Sara!  It looks great.
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Aluminium Planters

Aluminium is an ideal material for planters as it does not rust and needs no painting or treatments.  Aluminium is a very light metal so is the perfect metal for window boxes which are fixed to the wall. The boat
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How to Grow Borage

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Borage card.   If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow borage, please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for borage
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How To Grow Bay

Common Bay (Latin name Laurus nobilis) has shiny, dark green, aromatic leaves & is easy to grow..   Growing Bay Plant young plants in: Spring when danger of frost has past Well drained soil A sheltered spot In full sun
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