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  1. Rosemary

    Culinary uses - Fresh or dried rosemary leaves can be used to flavour meat (especially lamb and goat), sausages, stuffings, soups and stews....

  2. Lettuce

    The soil for planting needs to be neutral - alkaline, have adequate organic matter and to be kept moist throughout the life of the crop. Cho...

  3. Sweet corn

    Sweet corn requires good drainage and enough humus to ensure the ground remains moist and doesn’t dry out too fast. Ideally, the soil should...

  4. Runner beans

    Prepare your soil in winter or early spring. Dig a trench 18” wide and fork in compost before replacing soil. Apply a general fertiliser bef...

  5. Courgettes & marrows

    These popular members of the squash family need a sunny spot protected from strong winds, together with soil that’s well-drained and rich in...

  6. Potatoes

    Potatoes can be grown in practically every kind of soil, and they’re perfect for helping to turn grassland or wasteland into a productive ve...

  7. Broad beans

    For best results, apply a balanced fertiliser such as Growmore about 1 week before sowing, organic fertiliser, chicken pellets or blood, fis...

  8. Cucumbers: varieties

    To ripen green fruits at the end of the season, lay them on a tray and put them into a drawer. Next to the tray, add a couple of ripe apples...

  9. Tomatoes: varieties

    Large fruits - F1 Beefeater; Faworyt...

  10. Cucumbers: outdoor ridge

    To grow cucumbers outdoors successfully, it’s necessary to plant them in a sunny spot, protected from strong winds. Your soil must be well d...

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