Sweet potatoes

November 18, 2017 shouball 0

Introduction A sweet potato contains around one-and-a-half times the calories and vitamin C of the ordinary garden potato. It is widely grown throughout warmer climates […]

Globe artichokes

November 12, 2017 shouball 0

Introduction Globe artichokes (Cynara scolymus) are large, architectural perennial plants, which are grown for their large edible flower buds and ornamental enough for the flower […]


November 12, 2017 shouball 0

Introduction You can grow cucumbers in the ground, pots or in growing bags. Home-grown cucumbers taste fabulous. Choose the type that’s right for you – […]

Chilli pepper

November 11, 2017 shouball 0

Introduction Home grown chilli peppers have excellent colour, texture and flavour, including many shapes and colours not readily available in shops. Plants are extremely varied; […]


November 8, 2017 shouball 0

Introduction Aubergines (eggplants) are becoming popular vegetables to grow at home – thanks to new cultivars more suited to the British climate and their delicious […]

Christmas Pudding

November 21, 2015 shouball 0

I don’t deny it: there is something unattractively boastful about calling one’s own recipe “ultimate”. But having soaked my dried fruit for this pudding in […]