Culinary uses - Leaves and leafstalks of coriander are used to flavour soups, salads, beans and curries. Seeds are an ingredient of curries,...
Culinary uses - Chives are especially good with potato and eggs, while the leaves can also be used to garnish and flavour soups and salads, ...
Culinary uses - Fresh or dried rosemary leaves can be used to flavour meat (especially lamb and goat), sausages, stuffings, soups and stews....
The soil for planting needs to be neutral - alkaline, have adequate organic matter and to be kept moist throughout the life of the crop. Cho...
Sweet corn requires good drainage and enough humus to ensure the ground remains moist and doesn’t dry out too fast. Ideally, the soil should...
Prepare your soil in winter or early spring. Dig a trench 18” wide and fork in compost before replacing soil. Apply a general fertiliser bef...
Courgettes & marrows
These popular members of the squash family need a sunny spot protected from strong winds, together with soil that’s well-drained and rich in...
Potatoes can be grown in practically every kind of soil, and they’re perfect for helping to turn grassland or wasteland into a productive ve...
For best results, apply a balanced fertiliser such as Growmore about 1 week before sowing, organic fertiliser, chicken pellets or blood, fis...
To ripen green fruits at the end of the season, lay them on a tray and put them into a drawer. Next to the tray, add a couple of ripe apples...