How to sow

Some vegetables are sown direct and then thinned out as they grow and are harvested where they were originally sown. However there is another technique; this uses a nursery bed to sow seeds in to and these are moved to their final positions when they are small plants. Traditionally crops such as brassicas (cabbages, kale, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts etc.) and…
Grow your own veg fast

Grow your own veg fast

In these uncertain times lots of people are having the urge to start growing their own veg. Why not have a go at microgreen growing tasty nutritious veg in a matter of days. Microgreens are veg harvested while still only tiny shoots and are packed with vitamins and antioxidants to help boost health. They can also be grown on windowsills.…
Companion Planting

Companion Planting

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…
POTATO & CHANA DAL CURRY

POTATO & CHANA DAL CURRY

I almost always add a few potatoes to my curries. I like the extra bite they add, and they’re also satisfyingly filling.  SERVES 4 Preparation time: 35 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes • 1½ tsp Madras powder • 1½ tsp turmeric • 1 tsp curry powder • 1 tsp cumin seeds, ground in a mortar • 5 cardamom pods…