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Groundwork

Step 1

Clear a growing space with good drainage

Step 2

Fork over the turf, removing large roots

Step 3

Lay down a think layer of newspaper or card

Step 4

Mark out beds and paths approximately 80cm wide

Step 5

Layer beds with a mix of compost and topsoil

Planting

Sowing

Seeds like to germinate in warmth and the dark

Planting

Bury seedlings in damp soil deeply and securely

Climbing

Legumes and other plants will need support structures

Harvesting

Legumes

Regularly remove pods when young and easily snapped off

Salads

Remove outer leaves, new ones grow from the centre

Roots

Dig around to loosen soil before pulling from the base

Seed Saving

Source: www.realseeds.co.uk

Composting

Balance greens (high nitrogen) and browns (high carbon) in a ratio of 2:1

Greens

Browns

Veg Scaps

Coffee Grounds

Egg Shells

Fresh Leaves

Flowers

Plant Matter

Newspaper

Dry Leaves

Sawdust

Keep damp, turn once a week and wait!

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