I wrote a version of this article in April of this year. A time when many of us who grow our own fruit and veg are sowing our pumpkin and squash seeds for the season ahead.
There are a number of timely activities on the allotment that I enjoy, but planting out the new season garlic is probably my favourite gardening ritual of the year.
It took me 26 years to ‘find’ gardening, and when I did, it was because it fed my long-time passion for cooking. I discovered the incredible number of varieties of fruit and vegetables I could access from my very own garden simply by growing my own. Continue reading “Sowing Sweet Peas for early blooms, with Mr Fothergill’s”
Scallions, green onions, spring onions and salad onions. Call them what you will, they are simply young onions harvested before the bulb has had the chance to swell.
If like me you love to cook then I’m sure garlic is an essential ingredient in your kitchen. I can’t think of a week that goes by without the use of garlic in the dishes I prepare at home. Continue reading “Why you should grow your own Garlic”
Every year between January and March, an agricultural tradition takes place in a nine-square-mile area of Yorkshire. Continue reading “How to grow Rhubarb”
If you exclude the blood red dragon, Wales has two national emblems. I’m very pleased that one of them is edible. Continue reading “Leeks: Emblems and Edibles”
Finally March has arrived and for the allotmenteers, kitchen gardeners and veg growers among us, potatoes are one of the trending topics. The gardening blogs and twitter-sphere are simply a noisy chatter of them.
In the UK in 2014, sales of Basil (Pots, bunches, packs) exceeded 19 million. It’s one of the top ten selling herbs in the country. (Fruitnet.com). I think this is great as I would hope it means us Brits are cooking up some fantastic dishes at home! Continue reading “How to grow basil: A beginners guide”