This is a wheat-based salad, but you can replace the wheat with millet for a gluten- and wheat-free version. Borage is a herb we need to use more. It is great for blood purification, adrenal support, fighting fevers, and for lung health. Make a tea from the leaves and drink the steeped water. Light but […]
Grow to Eat
If you are looking to get the best out of your garden, then look no further than this!
Grow to eat is a unique guide to vegetables, fruit, herbs and the many other wondrous, edible plants in your garden. Below you will find tips on growing your own produce, articles on the latest advancements in food gardening and, of course, hundreds of recipes for you to try!
The little fruit of many names – mouse melon, Mexican mini watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber, Mexican sour gherkin, pepquino or sandia de raton in Mexico (‘watermelon for a mouse’). If you ever want to feel like a giant, hold a cucamelon fruit (Melothria scabra) in your hands. Your eyes will think you’re looking at a […]
Horseradish is a clump-forming perennial with a deep, fleshy taproot and bright green oblong leaves and white flowers in spring. It needs full sun and regular watering. It prefers moist soil but will grow in most conditions. Once established it grows vigorously, dies back in winter, but produces new growth in spring. The leaves and […]
Oregano ‘Hot and spicy’ has chilli-flavoured leaves that add a fiery edge to a dish. Use it as a substitute for chillies if you don’t like too much heat. Because of its high oil content oregano ‘Hot and Spicy’ dries well and has an even stronger flavour. Use half the amount of dried oregano to […]
Herbs are the major ingredient in Thai curry paste, which forms the base of vegetarian curries as well as chicken, beef and fish or seafood curries. A dollop of curry paste adds flavour to stir-fried Asian greens, soups, noodles and any other dishes that could do with some heat. Red curry paste goes well with […]
It doesn’t take much to grow a healthy tree these days – all it takes is a bit of regular TLC. Even if you don’t have a large yard or garden to grow trees, but your heart still desires one, you can still can grow a tree in the comfort of your home – all […]
Mother’s Day is on its way, and if you want to be more original than giving Mum choccies and smelly soap, it’s time to raid the herb garden! Home-grown herbs add a personal touch, whether it’s a herb-flavoured breakfast in bed, pampering with fragrant herbs or a herb pillow to sweeten her dreams. Herbalicious breakfast […]
We love this idea, of making your own seed strips and storing them in a file. Seed tapes or seed strips are a great way to plant seeds, especially ones that are very small and difficult to handle You need: Maizena or flour Water Squeezie bottle (like an old tomato sauce bottle) Paper towel […]
By growing your fruit trees in pots, you can add another dimension to your edible garden. Fruit trees like lemons, oranges, apples, figs, berries and even bananas can be grown in pots. Here are 5 tips to remember when potting up a fruit tree: Choose the correct pot The roots will need space to […]
1. Lemon Grass This clump-forming perennial with strongly lemon-scented leaves is the perfect addition to any South East Asian dishes. 2. Kale High in vitamins, antioxidants and fibre, this popular ‘superfood’ is something we should all be including in our diets. 3. Lovage This underrated Mediterranean herb have a strong celery-like flavour and […]