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,…
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This is the best way I’ve found to serve aubergine. By barbecuing it, then removing the outer skin, it becomes rich and creamy.
Top tip: Pour plenty of good olive oil over and lots of herbs for a wonderfully summery dish.
MAKES 4 as a main, or 8 as aside | Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
A cool soup on a hot summer afternoon is not only soothing but also rather healthy! Add as much Tabasco as you can handle…
SERVES 2 | Preparation time: 15 minutes
• 1 cucumber, halved lengthways, de-seeded and roughly chopped
• 1 yellow or green pepper, de-seeded and roughly chopped
• 2 garlic cloves, crushed
• 1 small bunch of…
Crispy nests topped with luscious crème fraîche and this season’s best fruits.
Add a few mint leaves for added flavour, or some grated dark chocolate.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
• 400g/14oz strawberries, quartered
• 400g/14oz melon, peeled and cubed
• 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and diced
• ½ lime, zest of
• 6 meringue nests
1. In a…
This is a great soup to make if you have leftover broccoli, or other green vegetables lurking in the bottom of your fridge.
Serve it with a parmesan crisp to make it a little more special.
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 25 minutes
• 500g/1lb broccoli, roughly chopped
• 200g/8oz kale, roughly chopped
• ½ head…
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