Root Veg

How to Cook Beetroot

To Prepare  Beetroot for cooking: Pull the Beetroot when they are on the small side, as they have a better taste & texture.  The ideal size is that of a golf ball up to a cricket ball size. Twist off
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Harvesting and Storing Onions

It is vital to harvest and store onions correctly, otherwise they will not keep. When the onion foliage bends over and turns yellowy, it is almost time to harvest onions. Leave them for two weeks, and then pull them out
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Grow Jerusalem Artichokes.

Jerusalem artichokes are wonderful for making soups. Jerusalem artichokes are quite vigorous, and just keep going year after year if you leave them in the vegetable garden. The normal season for lifting them is November to February, when they have
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How to Plant Shallots

Shallots are traditionally planted from sets ( very small shallots). They grow new bulbs in a cluster around the mother set, rather like a garlic clove. Plant as soon as soil is dry enough , in March or April. Use
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Thinning Out Beetroot

The Beetroot (latin name – Beta vulgaris), variety – Bolthardy, was sown on 15 May & is ready for thinning. Before thinning: * It is important to consider the size of root required. If baby beet are desired for salads
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Plant Onion Sets in the Garden

Onion sets are immature onion bulbs specially grown for planting out. When planted in the soil they increase in size and form one full-sized onion, which can then be harvested. Gardeners prefer to grow sets, rather than onion seeds, because sets are:
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How to Grow Parsnips card.

How to Grow Parsnips card.

  Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create some FREE How To Grow Vegetables Cards, including this How to Grow Parsnips card. how-to-grow-parsnips If you would like a pdf of this parsnip card or any of the How to Grow
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How To Grow Onions growing card

How To Grow Onions growing card

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Onions growing card. how-to-grow-onion-card The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow onions. If
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How to grow beetroot

How to grow beetroot

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a *How To Grow Beetroot* growing card. Click on the image below to enlarge the picture of the card. How_To_Grow_Beetroot_Sheet The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting
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Grow your own gardening calendar

Grow your own gardening calendar Whether you’re looking to spruce up your garden or aiming to make the most of your outdoor space, award-winning seed supplier Dobies of Devon (affiliate link).has produced this handy grow your own gardening calendar so
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