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Making use of home-grown crops

This week Lucy is bursting with pride as she plates up her first full home-grown salad, and shares her brilliant solution to her never-ending supply of courgettes!

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Frugal Gardening

A few experiments and discoveries

Join Anton for another mixed bag of organic curiosities this week and find out why he may have some fessing up to do to...

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Keeping up momentum

Lucy is pleased with how her allotment is looking, especially with all the delicious rewards her and the family are reaping. However, there is no time to relax as Lucy has got to keep up the momentum if she wants any winter produce...

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Frugal Gardening

Success, learning and excitement

This week Anton shares some exciting discoveries, successes and tales of the four horsemen of the cucopalypse ...

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The Organic Gardening Podcast summer special

In our summer special podcast, listen to Chris chatting with his old friend Mark Diacono. Mark is perhaps best known for his work at River Cottage, busy growing organic produce for the chefs and tv crews. He has a few tales to tell about working for demanding media types!

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Heritage Seed Library search for seed guardians

Our Heritage Seed Library needs you! Despite a challenging start to the year, the Heritage Seed Library team has been working hard to try to make up for lost time.
They're on the lookout for more Seed Guardians, do you have what it takes?

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You win some and you lose some

Lucy has been away from her allotment for a week and hard lessons have been learnt by all. Weeds have taken over and with a dry week the lettuces have died, read on to find out if anything survived on the allotment during a week off...

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We’re all going on a garden holiday!

With the summer holidays upon us and the kids facing even more time at home, why not tempt them away from their computer games and choose one of our five unique ‘days out’ that we have devised for your children to enjoy in their own back garden. From pond building to wildlife night rangers we have a range of fun-filled activities to keep you and the kids entertained this summer on a budget.

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Ryton research site is set to become the UK base of a major European sustainable food and farming project.

With Ryton's research facilities, this site is set to become the UK base of a major European sustainable food and farming project.

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Frugal Gardening

The virtues of the humble field bean

This week Anton gives a shout out to an unsung hero, the field bean. Field beans (Vicia faba) are exactly the same species as broad beans, however, they produce smaller pods with smaller beans but in much greater numbers. Find out more about why Anton finds them dependable...

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