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The Guardian’s Alys Fowler is always worth a read. I loved her first book The Edible Garden: How to Have Your Garden and Eat It and her BBC tv series (recently re-aired on the Good Food channel). You can also follow Alys Fowler on Twitter at

This week she shares her top money-saving tips for gardeners.


I’ve just picked up a note at the local supermarket for a forthcoming Open Day on Saturday, 10th Feb 10am-3pm at Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate

“Free Open Day on growing your own veg, talks, advice, demonstrations, children’s activities, displays, meet the TV programme contributors.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB Tel: 01423 565 418 email:

Handy for anybody around the Harrogate area – and if it’s too wet and windy you can always pop into Betty’s Tea Rooms for a fat rascal!

RHS Grow Your Own Veg

Take a look at the ‘Grow Your Own Veg’ book by Carol Klein for more vegetable growing advice to support the BBC2 series.

More about Ragged Radishes…

Ragged Radishes is the garden allotment blog of Lucy Crosbie (that's me). As a novice allotment owner, I took on plot no. 27 at the Burras Lane site in Otley, West Yorkshire in Oct 2006. I've now moved to a lovely house with a large garden in Knaresborough.

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