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How to grow beetroot | House & Garden

The history of the beetroot












Andrew Montgomery
















Almost impossibly rich in colour, the classic red beetroot is one of the most attractive crops in the vegetable garden - both on the plate and in the ground, as the leaves, too, can be highly decorative as they grow.The ancestor of the beetroot we grow today is wild sea beet, Beta vulgaris maritima, which grows along coastlines from Britain to India.
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How to grow broad beans

The history of the broad bean












Andrew Montgomery
















If you're inclined towards melancholia, eating broad beans may give you the boost you need.) If you're still not persuaded, broad beans are extremely easy to grow, as well as being hardy enough to plant in autumn or late winter when the soil is cold, which means they will be producing food in the early-season ‘hungry gap' before other crops mature.
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How to grow fruit and vegetables - Kitchen Garden Diaries

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Kitchen garden diaries: how to grow fruit and vegetables at home


The kitchen garden diary: April








Clare Foster






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Kitchen garden diaries: how to grow fruit and vegetables at home


The kitchen garden diary: May







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Kitchen garden diaries: how to grow fruit and vegetables at home


The kitchen garden diary: June







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Clare Foster






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Kitchen garden diaries: how to grow fruit and vegetables at home


The kitchen garden diary: July







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Clare Foster








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Kitchen garden diaries: how to grow fruit and vegetables at home


The kitchen garden diary: August







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Clare Foster






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How to grow and care for a wisteria plant

Simon Upton















How to grow wisteriaA senior gardener at Holland Park (which arguably has some of the best wisteria on view in London) advises "Wisteria is a deciduous plant; as such, planting in autumn or early spring is best practice.This allows the plant's root system to establish before foliage, flower and seed production is required.