Processing the harvested tea leaves you've grown will determine how strongly flavoured your tea will be, whether it is a softly spoken green tea or a full on builders brew. Producing Green Tea involves the simplest process, here's how the good people at produce Green Tea.
If you are British there is, arguably, nothing more comforting, relaxing or social than sitting down and having a nice cup of tea. Something magical happens in the process of warming a pot and letting the leaves steep for three and a half minutes. If you are one of those who drinks between 3-5 cups a day, why not have a go at growing your own tea? Can you really grow tea in the UK though?
Growing tea in the UK may not be as crazy as you might think as its origins are in the chilly foothills of the Himalayas. Today there are tea plantations in the Scottish highlands and on the rugged moorlands of Cornwall. Here's our guide on How to Grow Tea.
One of the most magical episodes of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' is the one where our heronine comes across a caterpillar sat on a mushroom. This mushroom isn't your standard button mushroom though as when Alice eats from one side she grows taller, and when she eats from the other side she shrinks. I am sure that when Alice woke from her reverie one of the first things she wondered was how to grow mushrooms. Read on to find out how to do just that (but, magic isn't guaranteed).
Surely nothing is more reminiscent of the English summers of days gone by than shelling fresh peas? Relatively easy to grow, peas are one of the most nutritious vegetables commonly found in our everyday diet.
The evenings may be dark and damp and spring probably still feels a long way off, but before you know it, you’ll be enjoying long summer days and all the great produce that comes with the warmer months.
There is so much to love about the sweet potato. Thought to have originally come from Central or South America, the sweet potato is now cultivated across the globe and features in cuisine from all corners of the world.