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The Crapaudine beetroot shines on MasterChef

We were thrilled to see the Rouge Crapaudine beetroot take to the limelight on Monday night’s MasterChef, as Kenny created beetroot steaks slow cooked in beef fat. Part of a signature dish by a Michelin restaurant in Yorkshire, this unique and scrumptious beetroot took centre stage. The beetroot steaks are a popular choice at The Black Swan restaurant, owned by Tommy Banks, and they’re ingenious.

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April on the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

Snow dominated March. And although it feels like we’ve lost an entire chunk of the gardening season, we really haven’t.

It’s not too late and in some respects, it’s better to delay the sowing, even in a ‘normal’ year, as the plants will catch up and probably be better for it too.

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February on the Allotment Garden

February on the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

February can be a tricky month for an allotment gardener.

It’s a month that teases us a little. In meteorological terms it’s the final full month of winter (although it does take up a chunk of March too) but for us growers it can still feel a long way to go until the frosts have passed and we can really get the allotment garden moving.

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February Newsletter

February is often cited as being people’s least favourite month. It’s cold, it’s dark, dank and damp. A month when many wish they could burrow under the duvet and hibernate.

Yet the daylight hours are lengthening and there are signs of spring. Here in Devon the verges are littered with cheery primroses and those stalwarts of winter, the hellebores continue to flower.

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October newsletter

October Newsletter

Autumn has arrived, with all its mellow fruitfulness. A time for autumn digging and moving tender plants under cover before the first frosts arrive.

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