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If you are interested in growing your own food , then this is the podcast for you. Each week Join Richard Suggett as he shares his experience of growing food in his allotment and back garden.

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If you are interested in growing your own food , then this is the podcast for you. Each week Join Richard Suggett as he shares his experience of growing food in his allotment and back garden.

    #467 Autumn planting and winter squash storage

    #467 Autumn planting and winter squash storage

    Join Richard in this weeks veg grower podcast where Richard is talking about Autumn planting plants and how he stores his Winter squash. Of course Richard also shares the latest from the plots too.







    This week on allotment and vegetable garden.







    This week Richard has tackled the following tasks







    Cleared out more weedsSown some overwintering peasLightly pruned some herbsPlanted herbs in a sink







    And much more on the podcast.







    Autumn planting







    This week Richard has been turning his head to Autumn planting. A great time to plant some perennial plants which can establish themselves over winter.







    Richard has discovered over the years, that autumn planted plants need less work and are more successful. This is very apparent when he planted some asparagus in the autumn. This asparagus established itself strongly and is still going strong to this day.







    Another advantage to autumn planting perennial edible plants is that often they are cheaper to buy. Some come in bare rooted form which are incredibly cheap, but only available at certain times of the year.







    Are you spending this Autumn planting any edible perennial plants?







    Winter storage of squash plants.







    As we head into autumn many of our squashes become ripe and ready for storage. Stored correctly its possible to store squashes for a very long time and certainly to get through the winter.







    In this weeks podcast Richard shares how he harvests and prepares his squash plants for winter storage.







    Recipe of the week







    This weeks recipe of the week is a great way to use up lots of extra vegetables by making a dish called Ratatouille. A type of vegetable stew which can use up a lot of vegetable and can be frozen for use later on. As always recipe will be up later this week







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    #466 How to grow overwintering onions

    #466 How to grow overwintering onions

    Join Richard in this weeks veg grower podcast where this week Richard is sharing how to grow overwintering onions and shares a book review. There's also the latest from the plots







    Latest from the plots







    This week Richard has tackled the following tasks







    Trimmed back an elder tree that was getting a bit big.Thinned out some carrots from the Christmas bed.Added compost to some beds.Planted out herbs in the herb garden and balcony garden.







    Much more on the podcast.







    How to grow overwintering onions







    This week Richard has been preparing to grow overwinter onions. Added plenty of compost to the bed and a bit of feed to see the plants through.







    This felt like it was a good time to share how to grow overwintering onions. Something Richard ahs to grow every year and to be honest gets better results when compared to spring sown onions.







    In this episode Richard shares his tips on how to grow overwintering onions.







    Book review







    This week Richard happened to come across a book called "My Tiny Kitchen Garden". This book seemed right up Richard street so he bought and read it.







    You can hear a review of this book in this podcast.







    If you want to buy this book its available on Amazon on the button below. This link is an affiliate link.









    Buy The Book My Tiny Kitchen Garden from Amazon here.









    And finally







    This weeks recipe of the week is French onion soup and the recipe will be online in a few days.







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    #465 We seem to have some pests on our plants!

    #465 We seem to have some pests on our plants!

    Join Richard in this weeks podcast where this week he has noticed some pests on his plants. Richard shares how he is tackling these pests.







    This week on the plots







    This week Richard has been tackling the following







    WeedingPotting up plantsProtecting cropsthinning out carrots







    And much more on the podcast







    We seem to have some pests on our plants







    This week Richard has noticed that







    Slugs and snails have attacked his seedlingsPigeons have attacked his cabbage plantsMaggots in RaspberriesA listener has also discovered Maggots in her plums







    Because of this Richard has taken action for slug and snails Richard has used grazers g2 slag and snail repellent. From a company called Grazers. This is a calcium based repellent which doesn't kill anything. Which Richard feels comfortable using.







    To tackle the Pigeon Richard has covered the cabbages with nets to prevent further damage.







    the raspberry and plums however are a little tricky and cant take action just yet. Richard has found raspberry beetle trap and plum moth traps that he would use next year.







    Please enjoy this week episode.







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    • 23 min
    #464 Planning those winter garden tasks

    #464 Planning those winter garden tasks

    In this weeks podcast Richard is turning his attention to planning those winter garden tasks particularly the infrastructure jobs. After all its easier when so many plants are dormant. Richard also shares the latest from the plots.







    This week on the plots







    This week Richard has tackled the following tasks on is allotment and veg patch







    Weeding and wateringHarvesting apples and sweetcornSowed turnips and kohlrabiPricked out spring cabbagePotted up winter pansies







    And much more on the podcast.







    Planning those winter tasks.







    Richard is a big believer in gardening all year round including the winter. Infact he believes that winter is the ideal time to tackle many infrastructure jobs. After all a lot of plants are dormant and many beds are empty.







    However Richard has found that planning ahead gets the best results and gives him the chance to source materials and equipment in order to tackle these winter garden tasks and that is what Richard is discussing in this weeks podcast.







    What winter garden tasks are you planning and preparing for this year?







    Recipe of the week







    This weeks recipe is a very simple chopped tomato recipe and will be out on this blog site in a few days time. Chopped tomatoes are constantly used in many kitchens and with a glut of tomatoes it makes sense to make our own.







    So please listen to the podcast and send us your feedback here.







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    • 33 min
    #463 How to grow overwinter chillies and broad beans

    #463 How to grow overwinter chillies and broad beans

    Join Richard on this weeks veg grower podcast. This week Richard is starting to grow some chillies to over winter and preparing to get started with overwintering broad beans. Richard also shares the latest from the plots.











    This week Richard has tackled a number of tasks on the plot including







    Hung wire in the greenhouse to hang hanging baskets from overwinterTidied up the mint in a Belfast sinkBought home the onions from the grandads greenhouseHarvested a disappointing spring sown onion crop







    Much more on the podcast







    How to grow overwinter chillies and broad beans







    Late Summer often is overlooked as an ideal chance to sow more seeds but with a little planning, there's much to sow.







    One thing well worth sowing is some chillies. Richard loves chillies but does find they need a long growing period. Because of this he has started sowing some chillies no to over winter.







    Richard also loves to grow over winter broad beans. These will grow in the ground over winter and make the plot look like something is happening in the deepest darkest depths of winter.







    In this podcast Richard shares how he goes about growing both of these plants over the winter months.







    Recipe of the week







    This weeks recipe is onion loaf and that recipe will be out on Wednesday.







    Let Richard know what you think of anything mentioned in this podcast

    • 27 min
    #462 On the hunt for some bargains

    #462 On the hunt for some bargains

    In this weeks podcast episode Richard has been on the hunt for some bargains that are available in shops all over the country. Richard also shares the latest from the plots.







    This week on the plots







    This week Richard has been battling against the heat both on the plots and at work. Whilst being on call this weekend gardening time was a little limited but he made the most of it including







    Weeding and wateringPotting up new plantsHarvesting potatoesSowing green manures







    On the hunt for some bargains







    This week Richard has been alerted that certain shops up and down the country have started their gardening sales. A way for these shops to start making way for the Halloween and Christmas stock. Great news for us gardeners.







    Richard popped into a few of these shops to find what deals he could find that he could use and found







    Growbags for 50p a bagCompost for £2 a bagFruit plants for £1Bonsai apple tree for £20







    Richard also mentions some bare rooted fruit trees which 2 online shops are







    BlackmoorAshbridge nurseries







    More bargains where also available and might suit you too.







    Have you found any bargains? let us know in the comments below or email us here

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