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Early globe artichoke

Early globe artichoke

This is incredible! A globe artichoke where the winter has been so mild and wet that the seeds have germinated in the dead flower.

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Autumn Show

Autumn Show

Banstead Horticultural Society invited us to enter exhibits in their Autumn Show this year. We were delighted to be able to make a strong contribution to a highly successful event.

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Curly Kale

Curly Kale

Kale is very fashionable these days but curly kale crops well, and early, tastes sweeter, and looks great!

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Early carrot crop

Early carrot crop

Early carrot crop picked today. This is Amsterdam Forcing which can be planted later than Early Nantes and still be ready for harvesting in July.

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Strawberries in the allotment

Strawberries in the allotment

It looks like the allotment is bursting with strawberries this year! Top Tip: to hold back spoiling, don't wash them with water until just before you're ready to eat them.

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Andy’s rhubarb

Andy’s rhubarb

Andy's forced rhubarb has to be the best I've ever seen. For exceptional flavour, this method is well worth a try (next year) as soon as the plant starts growing.

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Jan and Julie’s plot

Jan and Julie’s plot

Jan & Julie have given up their first plot. For 13 years it's been a true labour of love Jan and Julie converted an overgrown mess into the best plot in the allotment. Many congratulations to both of them and long may they continue with their other plot. Here's...

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Last chillies of the year

Last chillies of the year

Last chillies picked now the frosts have begun. We freeze chillies in ice cube trays for cooking and string the dried ones for ornamental purposes.

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