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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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Vegetables and Salad

Vegetables We will try and keep lettuce plants in stock until the autumn.  Even ‘cut-and-come-again’ types will run to seed eventually and need replacing. Runner beans are reaching the tops of their canes now. Keep pinching the tops out as this will encourage new growth from the base and avoid...
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Vegetables at Downside – tomatoes, sticcoli, squash, kale and lovage

Tomatoes There really is nothing like the taste of home-grown tomatoes.  Part of the reason for this is that, unlike other fruits, say apples or bananas, they stop producing the volatile flavour-giving molecules once they have been chilled.  The reddening and softening process continues but the flavour does not develop...
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