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Beetroot

Publicado por Michelle & Kev Martin el miércoles, enero 2, 2013, In : Vegetables and care 
We have had great success here with beetroot and as a consequence we have had to find new ways of eating them as there is only so much pickled beetroot you can eat. We have roasted them with Sunday lunch, fried them to make crisps, put them in a sort of pie and even eaten them raw in salads. Also the younger leaves can be used as spring greens. They are full of vitamins and are very good for your health. They are much more versatile than we give them credit for.

In the books they say plant in ...
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Globe Artichoke

Publicado por Michelle & Kev Martin el domingo, diciembre 30, 2012, In : Vegetables and care 
We planted seeds and they grew. All the books say that it is all but impossible to grow these from seed and if you succeed it will be 2 years before a crop appears. We have found this information to be rubbish. I had artichokes in the first year, about 10 from 8 plants.
The books say a light loamy soil...we have a clay based soil but we did add lots of manure before planting. This is perhaps the reason that they are thriving.

Planting time here is January inside and end of February outsi...
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Michelle & Kev Martin We have decided to do a month by month blog on work in the garden. This is to help any keen gardeners out there that may be struggling to get things to grow here in Spain. We have found the planting times are vastly different from the English we were used to and have had to change things year on year to succeed.
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