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    Default Grow, Make, Eat: The Great Allotment Challenge

    New programme on BBC2 in early 2014. Fern Britton with a six-part series.

    Each episode will reflect the growing season and whats ripe for picking at the time. Nine pairs of veg-growers will face 3 challenges each week that test their horticultural knowledge, creativity and culinary skills.

    Heads up is in November GYO.

    I think Mr & Mrs Binley should be in it
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    Wonder if that's the programme they were recruiting for earlier this year?
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    Ooh yes Chick, I remember. Hope it's not naff.
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    Just the competing bit that I wouldn't like! I mean "ooh mines' bigger than yours" bragging etc. I'd be more likely to go and give a hand rather than stepping over them to win! Hope it's good though. It'd be good to have a fun gardening programme


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    Looked on google and found this article :-

    BBC - Media Centre - Fern Britton to present Grow, Make, Eat: The Great Allotment Challenge

    one team a week will be 'voted' off so to me it sounds a lot like the other reality programs but set in a garden.
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    Well, I didn't think that baking could make such riveting tv LOL so I'll keep an open mind!

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    Does anyone else think there's something odd about the timing of this programme - in other words - was it filmed this year to be screened next year?

    Building on the tradition of the annual horticultural show with its competitions for jams, chutneys, fruits, vegetables and flowers, the six-part series will celebrate Britain’s love for gardening - and a good competition. It’s expected to air on BBC Two in early 2014.

    In a beautiful walled garden in Oxfordshire, nine pairs of passionate gardeners will test their green fingers and horticultural know how. Over four months, the gardeners will have meticulously planned, planted and nurtured their allotments as they attempt to harvest a crop of prized vegetables and fruits. Now they’re ready to face the experts and be put through their paces in a series of challenges.

    Each episode will reflect the growing season and what’s ripe for picking at the time. The couples will face three challenges each week that test their horticultural knowledge, creativity and culinary skills, as they’re tasked with turning their produce into preserves, as well as creating floral arrangements.
    Nutty and Norty

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    I think you're right. I assume that each of the episodes will be assembled from footage filmed over the four months this year, so they can show sowing, tending, harvesting, preparing, cooking and judging of the crop(s) that are the topic for that episode.
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