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Polytunnels: preparing for winter
Make sure you've finished preparing the polytunnel for winter before you put your feet up
Leeks are easy to grow, space-efficient and hardy too.
Parsnip soup recipe – curried parsnip soup
Warm and filling, parsnip soup is a great understated winter staple. This spiced version uses cooked rice to add body.
Roasted parsnips recipe
Learn to love parsnips with this really simple recipe. Roasted parsnips are crisp and savoury-sweet - perfect for Sunday lunch.
Sloe jelly recipe: a taste of the wild
Tart, tangy and mysteriously dark - one of the finest jams you can make.
Growing citrus trees
It's quite possible to grow citrus trees in the UK, so long as you can give them a warm, sheltered spot.
Polytunnels in Winter
Understanding the tunnel environment in winter means separating three important factors which affect plant growth; sunlight, temperature and wind chill.
Polytunnels in autumn
Autumn in the polytunnel is a time for planting for the winter and hungry gap, as well as for harvesting melons and other autumnal treats.
Beetroot is an easy and rewarding crop. With a little know-how it can be harvested fresh for 9 months of the year, and stores well.
Peas are one of the vegetable grower’s favourite plants. Easy and fun to grow, it’s well worth making room for some.
Making the most of kale
Provided you know how to harvest it properly, kale is not tough or bitter. Even the flower stems are edible and delicious.
Polytunnels in Spring
Of all the seasons, spring is when the benefits of the polytunnel will be most obvious. Inside the tunnel it already feels like summer.
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