Get ahead and Grow Your Own – Part 3

Jeanette & greenhouse

One aspect of the growing season I really missed in 2020 was getting together with my friend Paula for one of our mammoth seed-planting sessions. (Social distancing not being an option in a 6ft x 8ft greenhouse). As well as making it more sociable if you’re the only gardener in the household, joining forces with…

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Get ahead and Grow Your Own – Part 2

Guard cat on duty in the greenhouse

Let’s talk about kale. Listening to the lyrics of an Ed Sheeran song recently it occurred to me to wonder when exactly kale changed from a humble winter green to a fashionable symbol of healthy eating. Kale has actually been grown since at least Greek and Roman times, and there’s evidence of it gracing the…

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Get ahead and Grow Your Own – Part 1

Grow your own

In this strangest of years, where supermarkets experienced actual shortages and deliveries were unavailable, the prospect of homegrown fruit and vegetables probably never seemed more appealing. I’m lucky enough to own a small greenhouse and had already started the season’s seed planting when lockdown hit. There were temporary hiccups when my seed order was delayed…

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Horsham Seedy Saturday


Horsham Seedy Saturday Writer:  Liz Thorns, keen gardener and member of Transition Horsham With the advent of February, Spring starts to feel closer and the garden begins to come to life. This is the time of the year to start to plan the canvas of the garden and how you want your garden to look.…

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