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Category Archives: Vegetables

Brassicas, Kale and Sticcoli

Vegetable notes from Downside We know a lot of you like to plant your winter brassicas in the space left by the early potatoes.  This is really a little late for most things but if you are pressed for space it is a reasonable compromise.  We will keep the plants...
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Tomatoes with several Cordon varietiesat Downside

The first tomato plants are ready now for those of you with some heat. Leave the plants in their pots until you can see a little yellow on the first flowers. This will encourage an earlier, lower first truss. It is worthwhile starting the season with a pot of determinate...
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Vegetables

We shall be producing our usual comprehensive range of vegetables this year. Most of our tried and trusted varieties will be available but, alas, nothing ever stays the same for long and a few old favourites are no longer available: Cabbage Hispi – a spring and summer pointed cabbage has...
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Vegetables

We have been trying some new varieties of runner beans.   Lady Di, advertised as an early, has not really come to much, and will crop at the same time as our standard Achievement, an old favourite and a good flavour. The dwarf runner Solitaire on the other hand has been...
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