Category Archives: Grow and Eat

Remember Remember: Your Garden Jobs for September

In September, the weather tends to get a little cooler, though sometimes there’s some late sunshine. It’s also harvest time, so if you have a fruit and veg patch, you should be spoiled for choice with things to include in your autumn soups and crumbles. September is also the time to get out and plant […]

Go Foraging in Your Own Garden

Have you ever been on a ramble through the woods and wondered ‘If I had to survive out here, what would I eat?’ Nature is a great provider and there are all kinds of berries, herbs, flowers, and fungi that can be eaten. But before you go all Bear Grylls, remember there are certain things […]

Create Your Own Salad Garden

The summer is here, and our thoughts often turn to eating healthily (whether we actually do it is another question!). We might tuck into more fruit, salads, and lighter foods in general, especially when it’s hot. Fruit and veg in the supermarket can be pricey, they’ve usually been flown thousands of miles, and there’s no […]

Could You Be the Next Champion Giant Vegetable Grower?

Every year, expert vegetable growers gather at the Malvern Autumn Show to showcase their giant vegetables at the CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship. Previous contests featured the world’s heaviest red cabbage, which weighed in at a whopping 23.3kg, and the world’s heaviest chilli pepper. Want to know more about the show? Here are some […]

What’s the Most Eco-Friendly Way to Barbecue Food?

Ah, the barbecue. The preserve of the meat lover. What is it about grilling meat on an open flame that makes it so delicious? The smell, the juices, the smoky flavour? Okay, now I’m hungry! But as you’ve probably figured out, burning fuel to cook your delicious food and releasing a lot of smoke into […]

How to Grow Herbs and Keep Them Healthy

Rather than the typical British way of seasoning food, namely ketchup, salt and pepper, using herbs can make all the difference to a dish. They can add lots of flavour and nutrients to your cooking, and there’s no need to get them from the supermarket, you can grow your home. Supermarket herbs are okay, but […]

7 Tips for a Perfect Barbecue

Did you enjoy a barbecue over the glorious Easter weekend? The warmer weather might have whetted your appetite for more al fresco dining and get togethers with friends and family, but how do you make your barbecues go with a bang? Spruce up your outside space If your garden is looking a little worse for […]

Get your Greenhouse Ready for the Spring

Now is a good time to clean your greenhouse to get rid of any pests and diseases it’s harbouring before spring arrives. This time of year, it’s likely to contain far fewer plants than it does at other times of the year, and there’s not too much to do in the garden either, so you’ll […]

How to Set up an Easter Egg Hunt in Your Garden

It’s officially British springtime, and if you’re a keen gardener, you’re probably ready to get stuck into a season of new projects. But before you do, it’s Easter next weekend, so why not turn your garden into a place that’s full of fun for your children or grandchildren and have an Easter egg hunt? Craft […]