Rhubarb Fool This easy recipe makes a refreshing dessert. Ingredients: 600g rhubarb 170g brown sugar ¼ teaspoon ground cloves Juice and rind of ½ orange ½ teaspoon vanilla essence 250ml cream Prepare the rhubarb stalks by chopping into pieces about 2cm long. Place in a saucepan with the cloves, orange juice and rind. Cook lightly […]
Robust Rhubarb Rhubarb is a strange plant; it’s grown in the vegetable garden, eaten as a fruit, and possesses medicinal properties, which entitles it to be a herb. It is also fairly easy to grow, which makes it a good plant for gardeners who want to try something different. The best way to start growing […]
In warm, frost-free areas, the following vegetable and herb seeds can be sown in situ. In other areas, sow in pots or wait until after the last frost. Herbs: chillies, nasturtiums, Italian parsley (flat leaf parsley) and parsley (curly leaf) Vegetables: beetroot, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, peas, peppers, radishes, rocket, runner beans, spinach, Swiss chard and […]
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.