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Option 1 for webI have been considering ways to get more vegetable conscious. After all it is a big ask to find a limitless variety of ways to consume the same produce over and over again. We can all consider growing different vegetables and different varieties, perhaps from a different culture. After all we all seem to enjoy eating in restaurants with a huge variety of dishes from different parts of the world.

Growing different vegetables from other parts of the world will challenge us to alter our techniques largely to take account of our inclement weather. Mostly we lack sunshine and warmth which means protection of crops and using wind breaks in the form of tall ‘hardies’ on the windward side of the plot.

Experimentally we can start our trials with hardy varieties and see how we get on. It is always much more fun if someone will allow you to challenge them to the biggest at the picking post if you can, so get challenging!!