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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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THE ART OF THE ALLOTMENT

An art exhibition including  ‘Art on the Allotment’ opens at the Dean Clough Art Gallery in Halifax this weekend. Carole Thornton pictured above with her portrait of an old man, one of a series of three pictures, for the exhibition at
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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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Holly and Ivy Wreath

Why are holly and ivy grouped together?  It first happened in pagan times, as a thinly disguised competition between the sexes.   Holly was thought to be male: crisp and prickly. Whereas Ivy symbolised the female: being soft and clingy! But
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Pinch Broad Bean Tops to Control Blackfly

Gardeners often pinch out the tops of broad beans to curb black fly. We very rarely pinch out the tops.  But if blackfly are a problem, the tips may be pinched out when the first pods are set. To pinch
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Bean Poles, Sticks or Trellis?

Runner Beans need poles, sticks, trellis or mesh to climb up and provide support. Plastic supports last for years and tend to be stronger than bamboo canes.  When the beans are mature, they will have a great mass of foliage,
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Analyse Your Garden Soil

We offer 2 levels of soil analysis for garden soil: broad spectrum analysis basic analysis You will receive a detailed interpretation of the results of either level, as well as fertiliser recommendations for either fruit, vegetables, ornamentals or lawns. Broad
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How To Grow Courgettes

How To Grow Courgettes

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Courgettes growing card. Click on the image below to enlarge the picture of the card. The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed
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