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Enjoy some lamb’s lettuce

Corn salad (Valerianella locusta) is an extremely hardy vegetable, and although it can be cultivated all year round, it makes its most welcome appearance when grown for use in winter salads. As its name implies, this leafy, low-growing annual vegetable … Continue reading

09. July 2013 by admin
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Varieties of Leeks to Grow at Home

Malabar: quick growing variety for Autumn use; stem medium length, with dark green tops. Lyon Prizetaker: probably the most popular variety in cultivation; plants hardy and fine flavoured; stems long, thick and white. Giant Winter (Royal Favourite): very large, pure … Continue reading

08. July 2013 by admin
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Pests and Diseases Affecting Leeks

Leeks are relatively pest and disease free, as long as they are part of a crop rotation plan and are not grown on the same ground several years running. Onion fly: Leeks are occasionally attacked by this pest, which is … Continue reading

08. July 2013 by admin
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Exhibition tips for Growing Leeks

Leek-growing competitions, in which enormous size was the determining factor, have long been a tradition in the north of England and Scotland; today, well grown leeks can be an asset to any display, and perfect leeks are worth 20 points, … Continue reading

08. July 2013 by admin
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Growing Piquant capers

The common caper (Capparis spinosa) is cultivated as a small-scale commercial crop in Sicily, southern France and the southern United States, and it is capers from these crops which you buy pickled in small jars for your pizzas and sauces. … Continue reading

07. July 2013 by admin
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Pests and Diseases Affecting Cauliflowers

Cauliflower is vulnerable to the same pests and diseases as other members of the brassica family. Because many of these organisms build up in the soil over the years, it is absolutely necessary to rotate your crops. Ideally, brassicas must … Continue reading

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Varieties of cauliflower to grow at home

Summer and autumn All the Year Round: suitable for under glass or outdoors; compact heads of fine table quality; most popular all round cauliflower; excellent for exhibition and freezing; stores well. Abuntia: very early summer variety; medium-large crisp head of … Continue reading

07. July 2013 by admin
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Blanching Leeks and Harvesting

Blanching leeks increases the proportion of plant which is edible, and improves the flavour, which would otherwise be strong and fairly harsh. Begin blanching in early mid-autumn; it is a gradual process and should be done in several stages, rather … Continue reading

04. July 2013 by admin
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Growing Horseradish: Beef-eaters’ delight

Horseradish has a pungent, peppery flavour, and the distinctive tang of horseradish sauce is a favourite accompaniment to beef. Everyone loves horseradish sauce with cold meat, or a tangy horseradish-flavoured butter to pour over fish. The marvellous pungent taste can … Continue reading

04. July 2013 by admin
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