• Grow what you Love

    Growing your own fruit and vegetables at home is a fantastic thing. But how do you decide what to grow?   My earliest memories of homegrown food are at my Grandmas and Granda’s house up in Northumberland. They always had one half of their garden dedicated to growing vegetables. On Sundays, all the family would gather there for our traditional Sunday dinner and I would be sent out to the garden to pull up the carrots and snip the mint for my Grandma to make fresh mint sauce. At the bottom of the garden were the gooseberry bushes… I can still remember the sharp tart taste of the berries, so…

  • Garlic Scapes – what are they and what can I do with them?

    Garlic is a fantastic crop to grow. Its one of our kitchen staples and you’d be surprised at just how many different varieties there are out there available for you to grow at home. You don’t need a huge amount of space, you can quite easily grow garlic in pots, so if you have the opportunity to grow your own, you wont be disappointed… especially when you learn of a little culinary treat reserved especially for you… the garlic grower Garlic Scapes These are simply the stalk and flower head that hardneck garlic produces. There are 2 types of garlic to grow: Soft neck and Hard neck The soft neck…