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National Coffee Day celebrate South Indian Coffee

During the Christmas break I travelled to South India and as an avid coffee drinker was delighted to see the coffee plantations and find out a little more about growing coffee. One of the main area’s within southern India for coffee growing is Wayanad which is an area known for its national parks, wild elephants […]

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fresh honey dessert

Fenchurch bees & honey

Believe it or not we have 2 hives on the roof at our venue at Fenchurch Place and last week I was fortunate enough to get a visit. So after getting kitted out with my full bee keepers outfit, ensuring every zip and piece of skin was covered out we went onto the roof for […]

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Its now squash/ Gourd season

Winter squash comes in shapes round and elongated, scalloped and pear-shaped with flesh that ranges from golden-yellow to brilliant orange. Most winter squashes are vine-type plants whose fruits are harvested when fully mature. They take longer to mature than summer squash (3 months or more) and are best harvested once the cool weather of fall […]

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Grow your own

Back in May I planted a short post about growing your own fruit and vegetables.  I have been growing these with my children,  its now July and its looking great. I have harvested my first potatoes and broccoli. Our carrots should be ready in the next week or two, im quite amazed at what we have achieved considering I have never […]

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July Crop Report

            Top of the Crops…………UK Crops New Season Somerset Green Gooseberries – Simply stunning. New Season English Cherries New Season English Broccoli  & Lincolnshire Cauliflower, are now in stock. English ‘Speciality’ Tomatoes from Evesham – available with 48hrs notice. New Season Norfolk Mids & Tiny Tots are a ‘Peer’ Variety. […]

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Allotment update

We have had Some great weather over the last couple of weeks here in surrey but the flip Side to this is the weeds have gone crazy. After a couple of hours of getting jolted by baby singing nettles everything looking much tidier.  The baby leeks I planted in late winter are coming on strong. […]

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Crop Report Jan 15

Happy New Year to everyone! As we are in the grips of Winter most of the British Produce remains to be hardy Root Veg and Greens. Curly Kale is a hit at the moment with everyone on a Detox! Red Kale also available! Fantastic Leeks from Lancaster, Spring Green, Hispi and Green Cabbage from Lincolnshire and […]

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Crop Report Dec 14

Christmas season is here! Plenty of excellent British Produce ready for the festive season! Piccolo Parsnips and Chantaney Carrots are excellent. Why not try White Chanteney Carrots! Try Brussel Top as alternative to normal Sprouts. You get the tops as a bonus! Red and Green Kale are excellent along with fantastic Savoy. Golden, Candied Beetroot remain […]

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Crop Report Nov 2014

Choice of British produce now becomes fairly stable up to Christmas with all mentioned below. Piccolo Parsnips and Chantaney Carrots remain a safe bet. Also try Brussel Top as alternative to normal Sprouts. Red and Green Kale are excellent along with fantastic Savoy. Golden, Candied Beetroot remain available and vibrant! Most Squashes remain available including […]

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Crop Report 2 Nov 2014

British nights have closed in now and as a result we have seen a decline in the variety of British Produce. Piccolo Parsnips and Chantaney Carrots remain a safe bet. Also try Brussel Top as alternative to normal Sprouts. Red and Green Kale are excellent along with fantastic Savoy. Golden, Candied Beetroot remain available and […]

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