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How to Grow Calabrese / Broccoli

This is how I grew my calabrese / broccoli and very nice it tasted as well. Sowed January 2 in an unheated greenhouse. Transplanted March 19 into individual pots. Planted outside April 30. First harvest June 18, final harvest June 22. The harvests were quite close together so a point …

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How to Grow Rhubarb

The first few sticks of rhubarb in late Spring are beautiful. Look after your plant and it will look after you with bountiful harvests throughout the summer and can be stored for use throughout winter. Very easy to grow. VARIETIES Victoria: An easy-to-grow old favourite. Ideal for beginners as it …

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How to Grow Spinach

Sow April, May, June, August, September Harvest January, February, March, July, August, September, October, November, December SOW OUTDOORS April and June and August/September, thinly 1/2in (1cm) deep in rows 12in (30cm) apart, direct in harvest position. Keep soil moist at all times. GROW ON If necessary thin seedlings to 6in …

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How to Grow Kale

Sow March, April, May, June, July Harvest January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December SOW INDOORS March to April in a pre-watered seed tray or modules. Place in warmth 10-15*c (50-60*f). SOW OUTDOORS April to July in pre-watered rows. PLANT OUT May to August in rows 18in (45cm) apart …

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How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

Sow February, March, April Harvest September, October, November, December, January SOW INDOORS February to March, individually into clean module trays of firm pre-watered compost. Place in warmth 60-70*f (15-20*c) and keep moist at all times. SOW OUTDOORS Late March/April thinly 1/2in (1cm) deep in a seed bed or clean module …

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How to Grow Swede (Rutabaga)

Sow April, May, June Harvest November, December, January SOW OUTDOORS April to June thinly 1/2in (1cm) deep in shallow pre-watered drills, in soil that has not been manured in the last 12 months. Keep soil moist at all times. Protect early sowings with cloche or fleece. THIN OUT 15cm (38cm) …

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When should I stop harvesting rhubarb?

On my Facebook group, www.facebook.com/groups/gardeninghintsandtipsuk, Catherine asked: “I was wondering (and hankering for some rhubarb crumble) when should I stop harvesting. The plants still have loads of stalks but I have heard that after a certain point the stalks become poisonous and can’t be eaten?” The sweetest stalks are the …

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