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,…

Kitchen Garden Best Buy and Top Picks

Here are our favourite gardening products for January, chosen for their quality, effectiveness and value for money. BEST BUY MULTI-PURPOSE SCISSORS Suitable for home and garden, these multi-purpose scissors are suitable for a range of gardening tasks, including cutting flowers, twine, and cardboard. They have double ground stainless steel blade and come with a 19 year guarantee. WOLF-GARTEN TOOLSwww.wolfgarten-tools.co.ukTEL: 01869…
CUCUMBER GAZPACHO

CUCUMBER GAZPACHO

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…
STRAWBERRY & MELON FRUIT NEST

STRAWBERRY & MELON FRUIT NEST

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. MAKES 6 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…