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OK to pull your Oca

This week in the garden, As the colder weather arrives and we experience the first frosts it is time to harvest our Oca (Oxalis tuberosa ). This is a vegetable that originated in the Andes, South America. The plant was traditionally cultivated for its tubers, which are used as a root vegetable. The tubers are […]

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Blooming Lambeth Awards, Bulbs, Cans and Egg Boxes

Congratulations are due to all our volunteers because we shared first prize with Streatham Common Community Garden in the Blooming Lambeth Awards for Best Community Garden in a Park.  And congrats too to Cat who was runner up in the Best Community Gardener awards!  Thank you very much to Incredible Edible and Lambeth Council for […]

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Garlic Companions, Last Pizzas and Half Term

This week in the garden, If you enjoy garlic, then planting cloves of autumn garlic is an exciting thing to do at this time of the year. These are hardy varieties that don’t mind the winter’s cold. They will grow more slowly in the cooler temperatures of winter and because of the shorter winter days […]

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Red Veg, Green Toms, Home Schooling

This week in the garden We will be harvesting our outdoors tomatoes and clearing the bed for the autumn. Despite the hot summer there remain a lot of tomatoes that have still not ripened on the vine. We may use these to make a batch of green tomato chutney, but we will also try an […]

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Ferns, Wardian Cases and Appalachian Tunes

This week in the garden, we have added to our fern collection by planting 30 new ferns on the woodland bank. These include evergreen and deciduous ferns. Ferns are a very ancient form of plant which appeared on earth long before flowering plants had evolved. Ferns reproduce by producing spores which develop on the underside of […]

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