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…
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…
High in fibre, and a good source of vitamin C, this winter salad is a perfect way to use
some of your stored carrots.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 tbsp cumin seeds
• 400g/14oz carrots, peeled, halved and cut into sticks
• 2 fennel bulbs, sliced
A zesty and flavourful dish that is both easy to prepare and impressive to look at.
Preperation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 35 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes
• 750g (1lb 10oz) potatoes, thinly sliced
• 2 red onions, peeled and sliced
• 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and…
This is a great side dish to serve alongside barbecued fish.
• 2-3 fennel bulbs
• 1 lemon, juice of
• 50g (2oz) Parmigiano cheese
1. Trim the stalks off the fennel, then slice.
2. Brush each side with olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
3. Place slices on a medium hot grill turning once, so you…
A simple cake to prepare as a teatime treat, and the halved plums ensure everybody gets a fruity slice.
There’s so much coming through in the garden now that the kitchen is the place to be with all that fresh fruit and veg to enjoy. This month Anna Pettigrew selects fennel, plum and raspberry to tantalise our summer tastebuds.
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