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Ben Cooper's September Plum, Marrow and Fennel Jam

What to eat in September Aubergine, Beetroot, Blackberries, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Courgettes, Chicory, Chillies, Cucumber, Damsons, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mangetout, Marrow, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Peppers, Plums, Potatoes,...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Being a company that is intrinsically linked to the environment we thought we would spend a bit of time going through our products and practises to assess their impact on natural resources.  With our directors...

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September - "autumn's best of cheer"

Although the focus is bringing in the harvest, you can still sow turnips, winter lettuce and salad greens such as mustards, mizuna, rocket and lambs lettuce to add variety. herbs - sweet cicely, borage, chervil...

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Ben Cooper's July Spicy BBQ Grilled Chicken with Crunchy Fennel Salad
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Ben Cooper's July Spicy BBQ Grilled Chicken with Crunchy Fennel Salad

What is in season in July? Aubergine, Beetroot, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cherries, Chicory, Chillies, Courgettes, Cucumber, Gooseberries, Greengages, Fennel, French Beans, Garlic, Kohlrabi, Loganberries, New Potatoes, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes,...

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July - "a blind date with summer.”

With all the watering and feeding, tying in and so on there hardly seems room to sow anything. However when any gaps appear, there are crops to sow in July to give late autumn/ early...

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Stop beating about the bush

Bush  beans Or Dwarf French beans as we know them in the UK. Some are pencil shaped; others flat green, yellow or purple pods. These varieties are very forgiving, requiring little or no support and...

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June - the time of perfect young summer
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June - the time of perfect young summer

  Hurrah, summer has arrived along with the swifts. As the soil dries out and warms up, we can start thinking about sowing direct into the soil and planting out our carefully nurtured tender varieties. ...

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Shaggy bob ( or doing the Chelsea Chop)

RHS Virtual gardens are now available to view online. This time of year usually hosts the Chelsea Flower show - instigating the 'Chelsea Chop'. The weather this year will delay the snipping and pruning but...

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Never too late, but a bit early?

Or what to sow now? Although by May we should be sowing seeds of all kinds direct in the ground, our weather is not that dependable -  thunder and lightning, heatwave, frost, wind, snow and hail; just...

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