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Preparing Raspberry Supports

The new summer fruiting raspberry canes have arrived & we are still preparing the supports. Raspberries become very heavy when they are in full leaf & covered in rain, so the supports have to be firmly fixed in the ground.
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How to Sow Seeds

Preparing the soil To help seeds grow in the vegetable garden the soil has to be worked on, to make a seedbed. A seedbed should provide the best possible conditions for the seeds, which help them to germinate and provide
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How to Plant Vegetable Plants or Plugs

Buying young vegetable plants, to grow on in the vegetable garden, is a shortcut. It is a safer bet than sowing seeds and, because the plants are well established, every plant will deliver. Also, harvest from purchased plants will be
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Use Grow Sacks for Growing Your Own

Grow Sacks  are containers made of a breathable material which are filled with soil and compost.  They are ideal for growing potatoes. Advantages of Grow Sacks: Water drains out easily. The sacks can be put anywhere, as long as it
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How to Make Raised Beds in 5 easy steps

Raised Beds are boxes full of soil mixed with compost. Any vegetable can be grown in a raised bed, as long as the soil is deep enough for the roots. Raised beds are easier to manage because the depth of
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How to Grow Chilli Peppers

Chilli Peppers are fun to grow.  They like to be kept warm and are very happy on a warm window sill if you haven’t got a greenhouse. If you are growing them from seed sow them early in the year.
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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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