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What to sow in February garden jobs this month kitchen garden allotment

What to sow & do in a February kitchen garden

Are you growing your own fruit, vegetables or herbs this year? Here’s a quick reminder of a few tasks that you can get done during February, before the weather warms up. While it isn’t too hectic, there are some things to sow and do in your kitchen garden or on an allotment. What to sow […]

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British Seasonal Food in February in season ingredients UK

British seasonal food in February

  It’s time to pick out the best British seasonal food in February. It might be cold outside but it’s warm in the kitchen, with apple and rhubarb crumble, and casseroles filled with late winter root vegetables. Kale, winter cabbages, leeks and sprout tops can all be turned into healthy, hearty side dishes too. Fruit […]

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Seeds to sow in January and garden jobs to do this month

What to sow & do in a January kitchen garden

Are you going to have a go at growing your own fruit, vegetables or herbs this year? There’s no rush while the January weather’s still cold and dark, but if you’d like to make a start this month then there are a few seeds that you can sow, and a few other garden or allotment […]

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British seasonal food in January foods in season UK ingredients

British seasonal food in January

Start the year as you mean to go on, with lots of fresh seasonal UK foods in January – they’re at their best and most of them are cheaper at the market too. There’s a good range of healthy fruit, vegetables and fish in season this month, and a few tasty treats, including cheeses and […]

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British Seasonal Food in December fruit veg in season uk

British seasonal food in December

Which ingredients are in season this month? If you love British seasonal food then December is full of festive feasts and hearty ingredients. There are some well loved seasonal imports at this time of year too, including fine cheeses and the best of the bright, tangy citrus fruits. Here’s what to buy this December at […]

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British seasonal food in November in season fruit vegetables UK

British seasonal food in November

  Which British seasonal foods are at their best in November? Well, you’re in for a treat with all kinds of in season vegetables, fruits, fish, meats and cheeses – and there are some tasty imported November ingredients to try as well. Here’s what to buy at the market or pick from the allotment this […]

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British seasonal food in October wild mushrooms

British seasonal food in October

What’s good to buy at the market this October? Here’s the big list of all the best UK seasonal foods to enjoy at peak freshness this month. Fruit in season in October Apples, blackberries, figs, grapes, pears, plums, quinces, raspberries. Best imported seasonal fruit Figs, grapes. Nuts in season in October Cobnuts and hazelnuts, sweet […]

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British seasonal food in September in season September UK ready to pick this month

British seasonal food in September

Which British seasonal foods are at their best in September? There’s a huge range of fruit and vegetables in season in the UK this month, from the late-ripening summer crops to the newer Autumn season produce, including fragrant Autumn raspberries, the first crisp apples, a glut of vegetables, most game, and the first tangy cheeses. […]

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August kitchen garden diary 2017 Golightly Gardens Penny Golightly

My August kitchen garden update

August is always a month where the kitchen garden is in full swing, especially all the heat loving plants. It’s a busy time, with a lot of picking and processing going on, and maybe a glut or two. The courgettes, sweet peppers, chillies, tomatoes and tomatillos are all doing really well here thanks to the […]

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what to sow and do in an August kitchen garden grow your own allotment garden jobs to do list

What to sow and do in an August kitchen garden

August brings us rich pickings, plenty of maintenance and some opportunities to prepare for the next growing season in the kitchen garden or on the allotment. Whether you’re growing your own food right now or you’re thinking about starting next year, read on. Seeds to sow in August It’s high summer and most edible gardens […]

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