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Allotment adventures

30. November 2011

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If you have just taken on an allotment you will love this new blog series in the Guardian.It guides new plot holders through the process of taking on a new plot, points out the potential pitfalls, and looks forward to the growing year ahead.http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2011/nov/25/new-allotment

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Most unusual year for UK weather

24. November 2011

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This year has seen one of the warmest autumns on record, particularly in the south and east of England.The mild weather has led to many crops such as raspberries and strawberries ripening out of season. Let me know if you have had similar experiences to this farmer who is still picking his raspberries .To date there […]

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Veg growing season extends

10. November 2011

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Allotments, kitchen gardens and veg patches in the UK now start their growing season earlier and finish much later . Even crops that are traditionally grown under cover can find themselves outside in the fresh air.Far more tomatoes crop reliably outdoors and melons too are coming out of the glasshouse. Seed catalogues already provide kitchen gardeners with a […]

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iPad veg garden planner

9. November 2011

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A new iPad App is launching soon to make planning your vegetable garden even more enjoyable – and easy! Garden Plan Pro  is the fastest way to plan a productive vegetable, herb or fruit garden and achieve your best ever harvest. Designed by the makers of the award-winning garden planner, currently used by over 100,000 global gardeners with data […]

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TED talks gardening

25. October 2011

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One of the exciting developments on the internet is the growth of sites where individuals present radical ideas for changing the world or give thought provoking speeches that might inspire others to change the world. Some of the best are to be found at TED Talks which are now  creating innovation and change via TED, a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. http://www.ted.com/talks […]

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RHS Great Veg challenge

11. October 2011

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The RHS Grow Your Own campaign encourages everyone to grow their own fruit and vegetables at home . They are keen to hear how they can develop their existing  information and services by inviting everyone to complete an Online survey: spend a few minutes filling in our online Grow Your Own survey before 20 October 2011 to win a £50 voucher […]

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RHS Autumn Show highlights roof gardening

4. October 2011

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 Today is the first day of the annual RHS Autumn Show which showcases the best of autumn gardening and is held in the beautiful  RHS Horticultural Halls in Westminster until Wednesday 5 October . http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-London-Flower-Shows/RHS-London-Autumn-Harvest-Show I will be going along to listen to an interesting speaker from London who has caught my attention lately as she is encouraging a […]

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Bright Farms for the future

4. September 2011

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Bright Farms is an innovative US company that designs, finances, builds and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at supermarkets, eliminating time, distance and cost from the food supply chain. Food production is now the largest consumer of land and water resources on our planet and accounts for 20% of the worlds carbon emissions. Watch their clever video […]

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Landshare growing fast

2. September 2011

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Landshare growing fast

Landshare was set up by River Cottage in 2009 to bring together people with a passion for home grown food, connecting those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food. Since its launch, it has grown into a thriving community with over 60,000 members and helps people to get growing in many ways. […]

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River Cottage Veg Every Day

29. August 2011

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Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, my favourite culinary guru and renowned grow your own advocate, is launching a new book that encourages vegetable eating. He confirms that this is not just good for our bodies but also much better for the planet: “How can we eat really well every day without contributing to global warming, the suffering of animals or the […]

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