It is possible to grow an increasing range of tasty vegetables and herbs in hanging baskets, here are some top tips to get you started.
Edible crops for baskets
Tomatoes –the trailing bush types.
Dwarf French beans.
Salad leaves such as rocket, mizuna and corn salad.
Nasturtiums for colour but are edible too.
Herbs including parsley, chives, basil, mint,…
If you don’t have a lot of room to grow, there are many ways to maximise crops from tiny places. Emma Rawlings suggests some ideas.
This picture shows that in a small sunny corner you can create something attractive but productive.
Planted at the back is an espalier fruit tree. You can buy young trained trees or you…
Top tips for growing complementary seasonal produce from The Greenhouse People
There’s nothing better than growing your own organic fruit and veg. National Allotments Week (14 – 20th August) seems like the perfect time to look at the ways we gardeners can grow tasty seasonal produce all year round.
Friend or foe?
‘Companion planting’ is key to making the most…
Create you own pizza straight on the BBQ, they are great for kids to help with choosing their own toppings too.
Preparation time: 1 hour | Cooking time: 20 minutes
FOR THE DOUGH
• 600g (21oz) strong white bread flour
• 1 tsp fine sea salt
• ½ tsp dried yeast
• 1 tsp golden caster sugar
These sandwiches take no time to make and are great served still warm.
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes
• 2 boneless chicken breast
• 4 tbsp basil pesto
• 4 buns or bagels
• 75g/2½ oz soft goat cheese
• 100g/3½ oz lettuce leaves, such as little gem
• 2 tomatoes, cut into slices…
Spicy and delicious, this dish is great for a mid-week dinner served with a green salad.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
• 4 sweet potatoes, washed
• 2 small chicken breasts
• 1 tbsp olive oil plus extra for brushing
• ½ lime, juice of
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 5 spring…
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