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how to grow leeks
Leeks are a mild and tasty member of the allium family and are related to onions, shallots, garlic, chives, and scallions. Unlike onions, leeks develop long, succulent stems rather than producing large bulbs. These stems are used as an onion substitute in many dishes. Leeks are cooler than onions. They perform the same jobs...
how to grow endive
How to Grow Endive This plant should be more widely grown. Endive and escarole are cool-season biennials grown as annuals. Both are salad greens similar to lettuce but stronger flavoured. Use in salads additional to lettuce, or steam like spinach. There are two types of endive: the upright Batavian or escarole...
how to grow cucumbers
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant and is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. Other members of the family include watermelon and cantaloupe, squashes including summer squash, winter squash, courgette (zucchini) and pumpkin. Cucumbers have not received as much press as other vegetables in terms of their overall nutrient richness, but this long-beloved food provides...
Family Fun 101: Growing Cress Heads Grow your own cress from seed and add 'hair' to healthy salad sandwiches in just one week With a final gift from our chickens we decided to create an 'Egg Head'. An Egg Head is where you sow cress seed into eggshells with faces and watch the cress 'hair' grow. Making cress heads has to...
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Homemade Meal worm Bird Feeders Give birds a helping hand Make your own attractive pine cone bird feeder that not only looks better than plastic bird feeders but is guaranteed to be far more nutritious than anything found in shops. The secret? Yummy yummy dried mealworms (well, we’ve not actually tasted them ourselves so we’ll just have to take the birds’...
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Singin’ the Blues: You'll never look at your old china the same way again The Willow Pattern - also known as Blue Willow or simply the Blue Pattern – deserves to be recognised as an English design classic. Over the last 250 years it has been painted and printed on countless millions of teacups, saucers, sugarbowls, pots, plates, dishes, you...
Our school holiday project 2017 - a back yard rollercoaster! For a bit of fun this summer, we made a rollercoaster (of sorts) in our backyard from a load of old decking planks we found behind the shed. We laid them in 2 parallel rows of horizontal “rails” with vertical sides screwed alongside. This required 4 planks for each plank-length...
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Super Easy Salt dough Recipe Salt dough is one of the best materials you can use for craft projects. Salt dough can be used like any play-dough or craft clay but it's much cheaper, takes minutes to make and if you use my microwave recipe below it will only take minutes to dry – perfect for instant entertainment and results. I've learnt...
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Honey Ant Dreaming Our school holiday art project is to make our own Aboriginal dot painting just like the real ones we saw being painted at the Mindil Beach Markets in Darwin. We’ve based our painting on an artwork called “Honey Ant Dreaming” which was painted in Central Australia and represents honey ants in their underground home. It symbolises community,...

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