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Category Archives: Vegetables

Vegetable notes

Many customers seem to be trying vegetable growing for the first time. Apologies to all of you seasoned and experienced gardeners but could we remind you that now is the time to plant your winter greens?  Sprouts, Purple Sprouting Broccoli and winter cabbage go in now. Kale in a week...
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Spinach, Broad Beans and The Coronation

If you were thinking of making Coronation Quiche this summer, we have plenty of spinach and broad bean plants. Maybe not ready for the day itself but you could try it later and, with home-grown ingredients, it will taste even better.  Here’s the link to The Royal Household website with...
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Frances Tophill mentioned perennial kale (Cottagers’ kale & Taunton Deane kale) on Gardeners’ World – a staple of her vegetable garden. We still have a few cuttings. It is a sterile hybrid, so never runs to seed and can be harvested all year round. The curly kale and Russian kale...
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Tomatoes at Downside as of 5th April 2022

We are growing 15 varieties this year – more than ever: something for everyone.  Alas, two old favourites are missing: Gardener’s Delight and Tumbler.  There is simply no seed available this year, so you are unlikely to find them elsewhere either. To replace Gardener’s Delight, we are growing Sweet Million...
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