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ALAN’S JOB OF THE MONTH Harvesting summer crops

There is something special about harvesting your own produce – a sense of achievement, yes, but also the knowledge that with the help of nature you have managed to feed yourself with no outside influences except that of the weather. The secret is to crop regularly, without waiting for fruits and vegetables to grow too large and fat. With few exceptions – such as parsnips and leeks – the younger vegetables are, the more tender and tasty they

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