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How to grow oyster mushrooms at home | Alys Fowler | Life and style

Fungi are the perfect solution for slightly damp, shady city gardens, or that spot under a tree where nothing grows.This is a dedicated form of gardening that needs to be studied; I suggest you start with Home-grown Mushrooms From Scratch: A Practical Guide To Growing Mushrooms Outside And Indoors, by Magdalena and Herbert Wurth, a comprehensive guide to everything from oyster mushrooms to medicinal reishi.
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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.