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We All Love Knobbly Vegetables

  There was, a long time ago, a programme on BCC television called ‘That’s Life’ and everybody’s main memory of…

How To Make Courgette or Marrow Marmalade / Jam

  I was first introduced to this wonderful golden recipe as courgette jam but the lemon, and especially the lemon…

Courgette or Marrow Wine

  This is a follow on recipe from my courgette/marrow marmalade recipe and makes use of the excess liquid generated…

Harvesting Yeast From The Wild

  It’s easy to harvest wild yeast and to make your own yeast culture, for brewing or for baking, or…

Emails in July – Plant Pot Diary

A collection of one liners extracted from emails, during July, to grower friends around the country, as we compare notes,…

An email in June – Plant Pot Diary

  A collection of one liners sent in emails, in June, to grower friends around the country, as we compare…

Stinkhorn fungus (phallus impudicus)

  Yes Stinkhorn! Otherwise know as phallus impudicus, which seems to love growing on a dry sandy river bank on…

Crystal Palace
Rhubarb Forcing Techniques

Forcing is a horticultural technique for tricking plants, which have gone dormant in winter, into thinking it is spring, thus…

How to make ‘Tusky’ (rhubarb) porridge

I came up with this recipe few years ago. I’d been experimenting with rhubarb, mainly because I had a glut…

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