Leek and Potato Bake The classic combination of leek and potato works well in this dish, but we added some other tasty goodies for extra flavour. Ingredients 6 leeks (roots and top leaves removed), sliced 6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced ½cm thick 1 packet (250g) bacon, chopped 1 tablespoon butter ½ cup thyme leaves […]
Lusty Leeks Essential flavourings for cold season soups and stews, garlic, leeks, chives and onions are the kitchen garden’s storm troopers against winter colds and influenza. All members of the genus Allium, they have a long list of medicinal properties that include antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and expectorant actions. Growing leeks Leeks can be sown any […]
Super Celery Apium graveolens – is it a herb or a vegetable? Whichever way you view it, celery has been grown for its nutritional and medicinal properties for at least 3000 years. All you need is a row of plants, perhaps even in containers, to have a constant supply of crunchy green stems for salads, […]
Companion Planting for Pest Control: Companion planting has a long tradition in organic gardening practice. The principle behind companion planting is that certain plants either enhance each other’s growth or help control pests when planted close together. There are also plants that enrich the soil. In addition, companion planting increases bio-diversity in our gardens, by […]
March Vegetable Sowing Guide Summer rainfall temperate: Broccoli, Broad beans, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Beetroot, Lettuce, Leeks, Garden peas Onions, Parsnips, Radishes, Swiss chard, Turnips
If your eagerness to grow your own herbs and vegetables is being stymied by the lack of an area that gets full sun then all is not lost. Read on for some inspiration and ideas.