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7. Salad Crops #DigYourOwnaForCorona

You can grow a marvellous range of salad plants with very little difficulty. They’re the perfect thing to grow as a ‘cut-and-come-again’ crop – the idea is that you sow a few seeds every few days or so, you snip off leaves as you want them when they’re young, small and fresh, and you keep…

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6. You say tomatoes, I say terrific! #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Whoa! ‘This Grow Your Own’ is taking off in a BIG way in these troubled times – and that is such brilliant news. And if your veg doesn’t all turn out like it looks in the supermarkets (and sometimes fails to appear at all!), so what? We’ll have learnt something new, connected with the gob-smacking…

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5. Dwarf runner beans, peas and carrots #DigYourOwnaForCorona

With the proliferation of unsettling news all around us, it’s important not to become disheartened, and the fact is that no one can cancel spring, no matter what else has been put on hold. So let’s get busy on some marvellous veg that you can grow outside, or in pots big and small, or (in…

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4. Know your onions! #DigYourOwnaForCorona

After a crash course on potatoes and broad beans in the last couple of days, we’re now going to talk about growing the most versatile vegetable of them all – ONIONS! Not usually difficult, unless you live in a swamp, and lovely to have on hand at almost any time in the kitchen. So let’s…

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3. Broad Beans #DigYourOwnaForCorona

How exciting to be up and running with the veg growing! I’m going to be talking about one of my favourite of all vegetables today – broad beans. One of the joys of growing your own broad beans is that they are SO seasonal – one of the few things that you’ll only buy fresh…

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2. Getting some spuds going – #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Okay, so you checked out yesterday’s blog and you’ve got somewhere to grow some veg now (don’t worry, it’s at the end of this if you missed it), and you’re keen to get started – excellent. You’re not alone – the word is spreading with plenty of people getting behind the campaign – I was…

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1. How to Create Your Veg Bed #DigYourOwnaForCorona

WELCOME! We’re so glad you’ve signed up to our DigYourOwnaForCorona veg club! I want to say right at the start that this series of blogs is not for all the clever-clogs out there, who have been growing veg for years and know all the neat tricks and dazzling science of the art. If you’re new…

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Welcome to: DigYourOwnaForCorona

Do you fancy having a go at growing some veg this summer? Getting out-of-doors will help us combat the challenge of isolation during this time and learning the basics of growing our own food has to be a good thing. What better project than growing some of your own produce this year. It might be…