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,…
I love this time of year when my ‘Sungold’ tomatoes are ripening. I have just gone outside and harvested some of these sweet orange cherry tomatoes. They went into the pan already warmed by the sun. To this I added a bit of butter, crushed clove of garlic, a sprinkle of chilli seeds, a chopped mushroom and some…
Create you own pizza straight on the BBQ, they are great for kids to help with choosing their own toppings too.
Preparation time: 1 hour | Cooking time: 20 minutes
FOR THE DOUGH
• 600g (21oz) strong white bread flour
• 1 tsp fine sea salt
• ½ tsp dried yeast
• 1 tsp golden caster sugar
Mediterranean orzo pasta is great in salads, and this Greek-inspired salad is great served at your next BBQ.
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes
• 450g/1lb orzo pasta
• 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
• 200g/7oz feta cheese, cubed
• 200g/7oz black olives, sliced
• 400g/14oz tomatoes, halved
• 2 small red onions, finely…
Coriander is one of the most flavoursome of herbs and this month Anna Pettigrew adds plenty to her chilli and pakora dishes.
A real taste sensation, this veggie chilli is easy to prepare and great for mid-week dinners. Add plenty of coriander, it really makes the dish.
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 40 minutes
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