Grow your own food: Apples

I seem to spend half my time at work repatriating rather confused bush crickets. That will be late summer, then. The apples are ripening on the trees, and it is time to decide what to do with them. Take them to Octoberfeast to be pressed for juice, or leave them as...

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Grow your own food: November

A few hundred years back, some quite serious wars were fought for control of the spice trade. At this time of year, one can see why. The crops available during an English winter are pretty bland, aren't they? And quite a lot of them taste of cabbage, which is not to...

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Grow your own food: February

February is the ungardening month, best seen from the warm side of a window. If you are looking for excuses, there are a couple of good ones - walking on a frosted lawn will do it no good at all, and walking on a sodden bed will compact the soil, which makes roots...

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Grow your own food: March

  You can plant almost anything in March, or you could, if the ground was not so depressingly wet. Walking on wet beds is not good for soil or carpets, and if the damp persists anything you have planted out might well rot. Raised beds, of course, are quick to...

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