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February - "a seed waiting to sprout"

Keeping an impatient lookout for the first signs of spring, we need to remember it is still winter. Most seeds will be better for keeping under wraps and sowing when the weather warms up.  We can make...

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Cheers for Chillies
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Cheers for Chillies

Originating  in the tropics of south America, Chillies have permeated cuisine worldwide. There are five domesticated species: Capsicum annuum is the most widely grown, encompassing both sweet and chilli peppers Capsicum baccatum is more commonly...

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"the feeling of beginnings."

Depending on your available space indoors or under cover, January is an ideal time to start off late maturing cultivars or alternatively early cropping varieties. For some plants, such as chillies and aubergines, sowing early...

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In November the poppies blow

November is the time to plant tulips out in your borders. You can still sow broad beans in most areas up until mid-November. Sow hardy varieties such as Aquadulce Claudia or Super Aquadulce Garlic cloves...

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Ben Cooper's October - Cookies
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Ben Cooper's October - Cookies

October Aubergine, Apples, Beetroot, Blackberries, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chestnuts, Chicory, Chillies, Courgette, Cucumber, Elderberries, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Marrow, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rocket, Runner Beans, Spinach,...

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jar of plum marrow and fennel jam spread on slice of bread
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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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