Small space growing

Small space growing

If you don’t have a lot of room to grow, there are many ways to maximise crops from tiny places. Emma Rawlings suggests some ideas. Edible corner This picture shows that in a small sunny corner you can create something attractive but productive. Planted at the back is an espalier fruit tree. You can buy young trained trees or you…
A soup-er way to eat your greens!

A soup-er way to eat your greens!

The Vegetarian Society is dishing up some comfort grub as we head into the colder months… and you can grow most of the ingredients! When the season of colds and flu is upon us, we all have a favourite comforting dish that makes us feel better. The Vegetarian Society asked its members and supporters for their go-to culinary hugs and…
Subscriber only recipe: Oven-roasted ratatouille

Oven-roasted Ratatouille

Here’s a great recipe for a classic dish to help you make use of newly ripened summer greenhouse favourites The secret to a good ratatouille is to make sure the vegetables retain their individuality and a bit of bite. If you’re cooking it on the hob, that really means cooking them in batches – and staying with the pan. Roasting…
Time to up your game!

Time to up your game!

Cheer the family with this warming and tasty dish in the countdown to Christmas Now that Bonfire Night is over, the festive season has truly begun – so now’s the time for those great, warming recipes that get everyone together round the table. British Game Week takes place from November 20-26, and TV chef Rachel Green and the team at…
WINTER SQUASH MINESTRONE SOUP

WINTER SQUASH MINESTRONE SOUP

A rich Italian soup that is loaded with delicious vegetables and pasta then topped with cheese!  SERVES 4 | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 onion, diced • 1 celery stick, diced • 1 carrot, diced • ½ courgette, chopped • 200g/7oz winter squash, diced • 2 garlic cloves, finely…

Hanging Gardens Of Plenty

Ben Vanheem offers more inspiration for great hanging pots and containers. (Main photo: Pomona Fruits) Make an upside-down planter Photo: kkimpel Home-made upside-down planters are an incredibly fun way to pack in more vegetables for very little effort and cost. The easiest way to make an upside-down planter is to drill planting hole/s into the bottoms and sides of large…