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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden 221: Tomatoes, peppers & cucumbers; seed saving.

As the season goes on and more of the garden begins to die back I find myself frequently thinking about and planning for next year…….and a huge part of this is organising my seed saving from this year’s harvests to ensure that I actually do have something to sow/plant next year…..

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A postcard from……Kew Gardens. Part 1 – The Vegetables.

During a rare day off I get the treat of the year…….a day out at Kew Gardens with the wonderful Richard and Paul. It was a truly special and magical day with so much to see and wonder at. Here I share my excitement over the various vegetable and herb gardens. In part 2 I will be sharing some of the amazing structures and sights around the gardens.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden 217: Harvesting Coco de Paimpol & ideas for fallow beds.

It is finally time to harvest the precious Coco de Paimpol…..my favourite and, now, most treasured bean……they thoroughly deserve the time and attention they will get over the coming days during this very narrow window of harvesting opportunity. As more and more beds are harvested my thoughts turn towards winter and how I will manage my fallow spaces to give me the best start to next year……