Vegetables & Herbs / Recipes

Broad Beans – Hearty and Healthy

There are varying degrees of difficulty when it comes to growing vegetables, but most seasoned veggie growers agree that one of the easiest of winter crops is broad beans.
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Vegetables for winter soups

February is the time to plant vegetables that can be used for winter soups.
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Veg for the summer months

What can you plant in your kitchen garden this month to provide you with a delicious crop for the rest of the summer?
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Unusual and fun veg for the garden

Have fun in your kitchen garden with vegetables that have exciting colours, textures and tastes.
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The queen of the veggie garden is a blood-red tomato

Understanding all the myths and stories about tomatoes can be a vexing thing!
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Tasty and healthy chow with salad leaves!

In yesteryear, the humble lettuce leaf was used mostly as a limp, green garnish next to a meaty dinner, or to keep one’s picnic sandwiches fresh.
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Rosemary Delight!

Rosemary – protective and satisfying on all fronts Rosemary is a Mediterranean herb that has been used since ancient times as a plague and pest repellent, an odorant and for medicinal uses because of its strong aroma and antiseptic qualities.
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Rainbow Peppers

It is amazing that green, yellow and red peppers all come from the same plant – the colour of the fruit depends on the level of its maturity.
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Radishes

Any vegetable with a tang, like radishes, makes such a delicious, colourful and crunchy addition to leafy-green salads.
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Pretty potagers

Combine the colours and textures of vegetables with herbs and flowers to create a beautiful ornamental edible garden.
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Plant up a food garden

There is nothing more satisfying than harvesting and eating fresh vegetables and herbs from your garden.
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Olives: Mediterranean magic

Find out how to grow olives – one of the essential ingredients of any Mediterranean dish.
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No tears with Chives!

If you prefer a milder and more subtle flavouring or garnish than the pungent taste of raw onions, give fresh chives a try.
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No fuss veg growing

Did you know that turning over your garden soil is not necessarily the best thing for your kitchen crops?
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May Edibles in the Garden – The green power of spinach

True spinach (Spinacia oleracea) prefers to grow in the cooler months. The leafy stuff we grow in summer and also call spinach is actually Swiss chard, a different vegetable.
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June Edibles – From the cabbage patch

The one reassuring thing when standing with a large and heavy cabbage head in one’s hands, is the promise that you will have more than enough leaves to feed a cold and hungry family in the dead of winter.
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How to grow beans & tomatoes

Summer is a great time to grow your own beans and tomatoes. Now is the time to plant up a glorious vegetable garden filled with home grown delights.
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Home-grown freshness

There’s nothing to beat harvesting fresh, tasty vegetables and herbs from your own garden, so get stuck in this spring and plant up a kitchen garden.
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Herbs for summer

Herbs add texture and fragrance to a garden and flavour and interest to food.
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Herbs for health

Herbs have so many uses that no garden should be without them. Life is a garden in which you can grow herbs for their culinary, medicinal, cosmetic, aromatic and decorative qualities.
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