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Following the recent and welcomed return to favour of allotment gardening more of us can see the benefits of growing our own produce. There is still a certain stigma attached to allotment gardening, that it is only for the elderly and less well off in society, but that misconception is gradually changing with younger people from every background taking on a plot and extolling the virtues of fresh vegetables.

You do not, of course, need to take on an allotment, potatoes can be grown in tubs, as can tomatoes, peppers and aubergines in a greenhouse. Sow some spinach or chard in a spare part of your garden, maybe a lettuce or two, some beetroot and radish. Start with those which have a short growing season so that you can see the benefits before too long.
There really is nothing like digging up some new season potatoes or picking fresh peas and beans and cooking them within the hour. Only the grower fully understands what has gone into producing that food and can truly appreciate the merits of eating it.
Growing our own food ensures quality, flavour and freshness and a short respite from the everyday turmoil of our daily lives-have a go, itís worth it.

Aubergine
Beans
Beetroot
Broccoli
Cabbage
Calabrese
Capers
Carrot
Cauliflower
Chard
Courgettes
Cucumber
Jerusalem Artichokes
Garlic
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Onion
Peas
Peppers
Potato
Radish
Salsify
Spinach
Sprouts
Squash
Sweetcorn
Tomatillo

 

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