Top Tip: use coffee grounds to enrich your soil

Top Tip: use coffee grounds to enrich your soil

If you drink filtered coffee, don’t throw your coffee grounds away. They are excellent for the garden. Coffee grounds are a great source of nitrogen, just what your leaves love, though it’s not a quick nitrogen fix. The nitrogen in coffee grounds is released slowly. However, phosphorous (for roots) and potassium (for fruits and flowers) are immediately available. Coffee grounds…

From the forum… Pale carrots

The Kitchen Garden Forum is a fun, thriving community of people like you. Each week we highlight a thread for further discussion. Forum user Monika asks:  I know there are some very pale varieties of carrots but some of our carrots this year (Amsterdam 3 and Autumn King 2) are really pale and look ‘sickly’ though they are a decent size…

The top 5 tastiest flowers (Yes! You can eat them!)

Flowers were first recorded as being used in food in 140 BC, many different cultures since incorporated them into everyday foods. 1. Calendula Calendula flower petals make a tasty addition to summer salads and stir-fries. Sow: March-May thinly direct into finely raked, moist, warm, weed free soil where the plants are to flower 13mm (½”) deep. As the seedlings develop,…