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Swiss Chard

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Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla is member of the beet family. Unlike beets, the chard (sometimes known as “Swiss Chard”) has been bred for top growth at the expense of roots.

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Broad Beans

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A real Seville long pod can extend to 20cm long if you want them that big or pick at 15cm for sweet and tender beans.
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Mustard - white

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A green manure that's fast growing and adds structure and organic matter to the soil. Does not fix nitrogen.
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Beans - Spanish runner

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A climbing bean usually grown for its decorative red flowers and foliage that can provide an effective wind-break or screen. The beans can be eaten apparently but are not the best quality for the kitchen.
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Beans - Runner

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This new white flowered variety has smooth stringless pods of excellent flavour. It produces masses of flowers which set well even in poor weather or high temperatures. This results in heavy crops of tasty beans. It's self pollinating characteristics ensure a good bean set.
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Purslane

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A succulent sprawling wild plant that grows like a weed in my garden. In mid-summer it sports small yellow flowers from paddle-shaped leaves and red branching stems.
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Cornichon

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If harvested young the robust fruits are perfect for pickling.
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Lamb's Lettuce

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Corn salad is a small weedy-looking vegetable that grows in a basal rosette of round to spoon-shaped leaves up to 15 cm long. The whole rosette is never more than 30 cm across. The leaves are tender but do not have a sharp distinctive flavor so are often mixed with other more tasty greens such as mustard.
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Butternut squash

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Very productive squashes that store well and are great for cooking (soups roasted etc)

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Celeriac

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Celeriac is a close relative of celery that is grown for its large fleshy root rather than for its stems. The flavor is milder than celery.
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