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Want to grow your own food?

As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a lockdown in the UK we invited people to grow some veg with us three old girls. Home-grown anything tastes fantastic and this was a great opportunity for new veg growers to give it a go. It’s not just for people with gardens. There’s something here for everyone…

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It’s all growing on! #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Most of us have been forced to slow up so let’s make the most of it what ‘lockdown’ can offer. If you’re growing veg (maybe you’ve been following our #DigYourOwnaForCorona campaign), let’s have a look at how that’s going. And what about cooking home produce? Nigel shares a fantastic parsnip and spinach recipe here, and…

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Let’s keep growing! #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Are any of your seeds germinating yet? If you joined the3growbags on our fortnight-long veg sprint, they might be. If you didn’t catch it but would like to start growing veg, there’s absolutely time to get going here. In any case until a more normal stride returns, we’d love to keep in touch. For the…

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14. It’s good to have a laugh! #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Awww – we’ve come to the end of our #DigYourOwnaForCorona ‘blog-sprint’.  Now, have you dug a veg patch? Got some pots prepped? Do you have seeds germinating? We hope so. We made a quick decision to launch #DigYourOwnaForCorona as soon as the UK ‘lockdown’ started. We thought that to add a separate blog stream on veg…

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13. Show your veg plot a bit of love #DigYourOwnaForCorona

We really hope you’ve enjoyed the DigYourOwnaForCorona journey we’ve been on, over the last fortnight! From digging a veg bed to melons and herbs, it feels like we’ve cantered through a great many topics in a short space of time. Today, I want to talk about a few more general topics that can help growing-your-own…

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12. Herb Heaven #DigYourOwnaForCorona

We really hope we’ve talked you into growing some vegetables this summer, perhaps for the first time which is very exciting, and Laura has expounded on the subject of fruit. Let’s try some herbs now! Most are a cinch to cultivate, and they’re just as great for containers, hanging baskets, planters, balcony window-boxes etc as…

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11.What about some fabulous fruit? #DigYourOwnaForCorona

So we’ve got our salad crops on the go and plans in place for that warming winter veg, all we need now is some home-grown fruit for delicious summer puds, jams and jellies, with some left over to stock up the freezer. There’s such a range of varieties now to suit any size of garden,…

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10. Today it’s chard, spinach and kale – #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Let’s turn now to some lovely leafy veg! Swiss chard, kale and spinach leaves are delicious and full of vitamins, whether cooked/steamed for stir-fries and the like, or eaten in salads when very young and fresh.  You can sow seeds of kale and chard throughout the spring and summer, and with a bit of protection,…

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9. Winter Veg: Why you need a PLAN – #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Looks like we might all be in this for the long haul so let’s fast forward to next winter; warming vegetable soups, vitamin packed green leaf smoothies, crunchy homemade coleslaw and parmesan encrusted roast parsnips with your Sunday lunch. It may seem a world away but actually right now is the time to get cracking…

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8. Courgettes and Squashes #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Courgettes and squashes are really good fun to grow if you have more than a shoebox of space. Apart from anything else, I love getting so much PLANT from one seed! They are generally easy – even my horticulturally challenged little sister Caroline had roaring success with butternut squash last year! And just a couple…