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Against all the odds

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I JUST wanted to share my experiences of 2020 on my plot. Back in February things didn’t start well, as we were under 5ft (1½m) of flood water, courtesy of the River Calder. After the clean-up began, lockdown hit, and we all wondered if we would grow anything at all?

Well, my fears were

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