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Growing rare and delicious heritage cucumbers

Growing cucumbers both outside and in a greenhouse or polytunnel requires a little effort for a very large crop  

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Adam The Seed Dectective

The stories behind the names and provenance of three delicious heirloom and heritage varieties of vegetables – a tomato, a bean and a pea.

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SAVING TOMATO SEED AND DISCOVERING THE BURMESE SOUR TOMATO

Whilst filming in Myanmar developing a TV project about my work as a seed detective I found this very photogenic tomato in a market in Yangon. My Burmese cameraman Michael…

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ADVENTURES OF A SEED DETECTIVE

A short promo highlighting my travels around the world discovering rare and endangered vegetables, each with their own amazing story.

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Three of my favourite peas looking blooming lovely. The promise of a brilliant mange tout to come with the purple flower of Jaune de Madras, the blousy flower of Dwarf Defiance and pretty double flowers of Carters Dwarf Sugar pea which are perfect for pots and small gardens

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More planting out of crops for ⁦@HeritageSeedsUK⁩ using a pinch of excellent ⁦@CarbonGold⁩ in the planting hole. Morden Yellow is an ex-commercial Canadian cultivar no longer in production. Looking forward to see just how delicious they are and to save loads of seed.

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The first pods of ⁦@HeritageSeedsUK⁩ dwarf pea Tom Thumb. Gorgeous in a pot and even better consumed

A trugfull of treats for a spring supper. Durham Early cabbage, Syrian Small broad beans and Douce Provence peas all grown from my home-saved seed. I cannot claim the asparagus which I bought as crowns. Too delicious to do anything more than steam and eat with a little butter 😋

Perfect weather for planting out @HeritageSeedsUK runner bean SIMM’s Corsair which I am growing out for seed for the library. Now time needed to encourage those leaders to twine 😋😋

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⁦@RealFarmED⁩ ⁦@wrffc21⁩ offers of land for people seeking to start regenerative enterprises are up on the web. Interested in a new life on the land in Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons. Know people who are? For Land Seekers - Our Food 1200 https://ourfood1200.wales/land-seekers/