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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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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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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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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…

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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…