Category: veg plants

We’re going to Chelsea!

There are 5 weeks to go, and we’ve started counting down to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We’re thrilled that the Welcome to Yorkshire garden’s set to include vegetables from the Dobies range of grafted veg, and we’ve picked some of our exclusive new products to grace the garden.
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Cauliflower Harvest

Memories of watery boiled cabbage and poorly seasoned cauliflower cheese have done little to endear cauliflower to many people. Not the easiest member of the brassica family to grow cauliflower are highly prized in other parts of the world. Perhaps it’s time for us to give more credit to this versatile veg.

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Garden Upwards …. above ground

Growbags provide a quick  Garden Upwards solution on poor ground

Garden upwards – above ground – by first covering the surface with a tarpaulin and then planting in grow bags.

Taking stock of our plot – and oh how it has suffered over the last few months from overmuch wet – I decided to take advantage of my garden upwards technique. Basically, this excludes all digging, or even utilizing the ground at all, other than as a surface upon which to place containers of various types. From growbags to terracotta pots to table-top planters, garden upwards techniques are perfect when facing a post-flood scenario or indeed when you have ground to clear and can’t wait to get cropping. Here are some ideas to point you towards ‘above ground’ gardening.

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More Vegetable Heaven

Sweet+Sunshine+-+hanging+basketAfter our ‘live’ posts from the Malvern Spring Garden Show, we bring you news of some exciting additions to the Dobies range of vegetable plants and seeds – all helping keen and dedicated gardeners to beat the spiraling cost of food, and to be able to eat produce that is tasty and totally fresh. Many of the new varieties are particularly colourful – you can adopt a painterly approach as well as a culinary one. Perfect for those who enjoy a mixed potager-style of producing food.

 

 

 

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Vegetable Heaven

Grafted Veg in the Dobies of Devon display at Malvern

Grafted Veg in the Dobies of Devon display at Malvern

Back at the ‘Beat the Spiralling Cost of Food’ Dobies of Devon display at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show this morning (stand OS564 in the Plant Pavilions opposite the Wye Hall), all remaining plant surprises were in position – no wonder they were kept under wraps last night; the weather was not conducive to ensuring that such magnificent grafted vegetables would still looking pristine this morning. And they were. Grafted aubergine ‘Scorpio’, grafted tomatoes ‘Conchita’, grafted peppers ‘Britney’ and Grafted Chillo ‘Medina’. Grafted vegetables are not in any way genetically modified but grafted onto vigorous stock; but they do need feeding to produce a good crop.

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