Hanging veg gardens

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. Lettuce. Salad leaves such as rocket, mizuna and corn salad. Nasturtiums for colour but are edible too. Herbs including parsley, chives, basil, mint,…
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…
Herb Butter Hasselback Potatoes

Herb Butter Hasselback Potatoes

Bring a little Nordic charm to your Christmas table with these tasty Swedish potatoes.  Smother them in herb butter for a sure crowd pleaser over the festive period. They make a great alternative to a roasted spud. SERVES 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes • 12 medium potatoes • 2 tbsp olive oil • 60g/2oz butter, melted…
Lettuce & Spinach Soup

Lettuce & Spinach Soup

by Gaby Bartai My verdict on lettuce in soup: yes, but it needs company. Lettuce on its own produces altogether too mild a flavour, but to my taste, an all-spinach soup is just too green for its own good. Half and half makes a happy marriage – while providing a good use for any lettuce that is threatening to bolt. Ingredients…