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Frost threatens Plot

Frost is forecast and threatens to spoil the potatoes in the plot. So the Chef covered his potatoes with fleece tonight.  This will trap the warm air that is around the potatoes and act as a barrier against the frost. 
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Beetroot sown in the Chef’s Plot

One row of beetroot was sown in the Chef’s Plot this morning. The seeds were sown: in a shallow row 1cm deep 15cm apart The seeds were covered lightly with soil and watered in. The variety of beetroot was Bulls
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Broad Beans Day 62

These broad beans planted in The Chef’s Plot 62 days ago are looking healthy.     The Express Broad Beans were planted at the start of March.  Some of them rotted off but most of the broad bean seedlings are
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Potatoes Ridged Up / Earthed Up

The Chef has ridged up (or earthed up) the first lot of potatoes that he planted in the plot. potatoes ridged up These Maris Bard potatoes were planted on 2nd April, 40 days ago.  The tops were 9 inches above
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Chef plants Carrots

The Chef has planted one row of Nandor carrots in the Plot. Nandor is a first class F1 carrot variety which produces high quality carrots. Nandor  carrots are: very uniform and stumpy with a clean, smooth skin a deep orange
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Meteor Broad Beans Planted

The Chef planted a row of Meteor broad bean seed in his plot today. Following the disastrous progress of the Express broad beans, the Chef planted another row of broad bean seed.  But this time he used the variety called
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Broad Bean Disaster Day 58

The Chef has had a disaster – some broad beans in The Plot are dying 58 days after planting. He dug one up and found that the root was black.   This is a sign of fusarium, a fungus which
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Express Broad Beans Day53

The Express Broad Beans in the Chef’s Plot were planted 53 days ago. This photo shows broad bean row:   The broad bean plants are looking very strong and healthy.   The Express Broad beans have grown steadily since they
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Maris Bard Potatoes are Out!

The Maris Bard Potatoes in The Chef’s Plot are out.  This photo shows the fleece pushed back to show the newly emerged leaves of the Maris Bard potatoes that were planted on 2 April.   It has taken a month
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Vivaldi potatoes planted

The Chef planted his Vivaldi seed potatoes in the plot today.The variety Vivaldi is: Second Early known as ‘weight watcher’s potato’ – has up to a third fewer calories and a third less carbohydrate than most other varieties known as
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