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With sales of veg seed exceeding that of flowers by some margin in the UK since 2007, it is increasingly clear that ‘grow your own’ enthusiasts like us are in the vanguard of a significant movement. It is interesting to speculate why.

Food security is a global concern with the loss of huge tracts of arable land to pollution, erosion, soil disturbance during cultivation and intense cropping. Add to that Brexit uncertainty about supply and increased prices and knowing less about how

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