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  1. The Origin of Pumpkin Carving

    I hold my hands up that until settling down to research this topic I was pretty ignorant about the origins of pumpkin carving! I thought that it came from America because they are SO enthusiastic about celebrating Halloween! But I would be wrong (sort of!) Jack O’Lanterns as they were originally know go back hundreds […]

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  2. Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween!

    How many of us are guilty of only buying a pumpkin at Halloween to carve in to ghoulish faces? There has only been 1 Halloween I have missed carving a pumpkin and that was last year when I was in hospital having our first son! Understandable I hope that carving a pumpkin was far from […]

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  3. Giant Vegetables from Harrogate Autumn Flower Show!

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  4. Will Brexit Hit Britain’s fresh vegetable supplies?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49563407 It’s hard to know what the reality will be like but this articles looks at the possibilities.

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  5. Do You Know How Cashew Nuts Grow?

    Have you seen the photo that’s making people go crazy this week? If you haven’t don’t worry here it is… the photo that blew peoples minds learning how cashew nuts grow! I hold my hands up and admit I didn’t know that was how they were grown!

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  6. All there is to know about Chickpeas!

    https://www.kew.org/read-and-watch/chickpeas-and-climate-change I didn’t know half of this! Very interesting … especially as we have chickpeas!

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  7. All you need to know about aubergines

    https://www.kew.org/read-and-watch/aubergine-the-mad-apple Do you know why it’s called the mad apple?

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  8. Foody Facts From Kew

    https://www.kew.org/read-and-watch/amazing-facts-about-your-food Lots to Learn!

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  9. Brassica Shortages

    This is an interesting article about the current shortage of Brassica vegetables due to the wet weather in June. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49330210 Below is copied from the article: Britain is experiencing a cauliflower shortage after extreme weather killed off much of this year’s crops. Heavy rainfall in June destroyed crops in Lincolnshire, and alternative European supplies wilted […]

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  10. Let us show you about Lettuce!

    https://www.kew.org/read-and-watch/lettuce-season-kew-kitchen-garden You can guess we are late comers to the Kew garden Blog but they have some really interesting reads on there!

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