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Geoff Hodge Web Editor Peterborough

I've been a horticultural journalist for 20 years, a gardener for longer than I want to think about and a veg grower for 25 years.

  • Date Joined: 21 Nov 2006

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  • Things are on the move

    Geoff Hodge on 28 Feb 2008 at 01:25 PM

    The broad beans and lettuces in the growing frame seem to be doing really well. They even needed a watering this week, as the conditions in there are so warm that the soil had dried out quite a lot. The slug pellets are holding their own in there too and so far no damage at all. The garlic plants growing... Read More...

  • Early starters

    Geoff Hodge on 28 Jan 2008 at 03:04 PM

    This weekend I was involved in a couple of local radio gardening phone-ins - Garden Plus on BBC Essex on Saturday and Dougan Does Gardening on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on Sunday. It would seem that everyone is desperate to get growing, probably because of our extremely mild January weather - is this... Read More...

  • To start or not to start - what a question!

    Geoff Hodge on 25 Jan 2008 at 04:24 PM

    "I'm late!, I'm late! For a very important date." So said the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland . And if I was an exhibition veg grower I would be late. I've just sown some ‘Mammoth Improved' onion seeds, whereas exhibition growers always try to sow their onions on Boxing... Read More...