Advice & Guides

With over 180 years’ experience in the trade we have picked up many tips and have a vast knowledge of the countryside that we would like to share with you. We have dedicated this section of our website to offering all sorts of Advice and Guide to help you, our customers, make the most out of our products.

Our Helpful Tips

Please feel free to browse through our Advice and Guides below. We hope you find these pages useful and that they can provide you with all the information you need. If you have any suggestions for subjects you would like us to cover or have and advice or tips you would like us to share, please do get in contact with us.

Some of our advice and guides may not be relevant for all locations so please check your local conditions and use your own local knowledge before using them.

Agricultural Guides

Swede

Swede

Swedes make an excellent high energy winter feed with low production costs.

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Forage Kale

Forage Kale

Forage Kale is a versatile forage crop that can be used for lambs or dairy cows.

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Forage Rape

Forage Rape

Forage Rape is a fast growing, leafy catch crop with a high protein content, ideal for all stock classes.

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Maincrop Turnip

Maincrop Turnip

Maincrop Turnips make an excellent quality autumn/winter feed that are quicker to mature than swede.

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Potato

Potato

The potato is the most common home grown vegetable, with a wide range of culinary uses.

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Garden Guides

Swede

Swede

Swedes make an excellent high energy winter feed with low production costs.

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Artichoke

Artichoke

The largest of the thistle family, the artichoke is a striking architectural beauty with a wonderful taste.

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Asparagus

Asparagus

Once established, an asparagus bed can produce wonderful succulent spears for up to 20 years.

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Aubergine

Aubergine

The aubergine is a species of nightshade and is botanically classed a berry.

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Beetroot

Beetroot

Beetroot comes in many shapes and colours, red, yellow, white and ringed, and globe, cylindrical or flat.

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Broad Beans

Broad Beans

Broad beans are one of the easiest crops to grow with several varieties that can happily over-winter.

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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a cultivar in the gemmifera group of cabbages, possibly developed in ancient Rome.

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Cabbage

Cabbage

The Cabbage is probably one of the most commonly eaten vegetables worldwide.

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Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is low in fat and carbohydrates, but high in vitamin C and fibre.

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Courgette

Courgette

The courgette is botanically a fruit, but in culinary context it is treated as a vegetable.

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Maincrop Turnip

Maincrop Turnip

Maincrop Turnips make an excellent quality autumn/winter feed that are quicker to mature than swede.

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Potato

Potato

The potato is the most common home grown vegetable, with a wide range of culinary uses.

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Runner Beans

Runner Beans

Runner Beans are a native plant of tropical America, originally introduced to the UK for the beauty of their flowers.

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