Grow Your Own

A selection of Onions.

Used in cooking and traditional medicines since ancient times, the onion is a staple for many of our kitchens as well as a great vegetable to

A pot of blueberries.

You probably know already that blueberries are considered a super food by some because they are packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C and they are definitely a great addition to your regular diet.

mushrooms growing in compost

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). 

Sweet potatoes harvested in a line

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.

Brussel Sprouts stalk.

Love them or hate them, Brussel sprouts are a great winter vegetable, high in vitamin C and which can help to lower cholesterol.

Rhubarb Stalks

If you like nothing more than sitting back and enjoying a deliciously hot rhubarb crumble or pie, why not grow your own ingredients and bake until you burst!

Mistletoe growing in a tree

Kissing under the mistletoe is a festive tradition that originates from its connection to ancient fertility rituals. Whilst the pagan links may no longer be honoured, the majority of us have taken advantage of it at some point in our lives.

Mistletoe is beautiful in its simplicity and can easily be grown following a few simple steps.  Here is our ‘how to grow mistletoe’ guide.

How Brew Equipment Kit

Drinking your own home grown homebrew with friends and family is a fun and rewarding experience, and always a talking point. However it can be challenging and a little frustrating to produce a glass of beer that tastes good. How do you do it and what equipment might you need? Here's a short guide on how to make a home-grown homebrew.

growing basil herb

Basil is an aromatic plant which is part of the mint family that can be grown all year round.

Some ginger plants in a small pot

Ginger is a powerful tropical vegetable that has a wealth of benefits and is surprising easy to home-grow. Often found in Indian and Asian cuisine, ginger adds a tasty kick to dishes while its medicinal qualities are known to improve the immune system and relieve digestive problems.

Black truffles and tree leaf

Growing truffles is notoriously difficult and a lot of patience is needed, as there are no guarantees, but you can follow our guide for a successful truffle harvest to tip the balance in your favour.

A Close-up view of a hops plant

Everybody enjoys finding the time to sit back, put your feet up and relax with a tasty beverage. For many the beverage of choice is beer, but with the rising costs of alcohol not everyone feels they can indulge as often. So for those of you that would like the opportunity to create your own and experiment with flavours here are a few things to get you started.

Field of ripe pumpkins growing

Nothing says Autumn more than a bowl of hot pumpkin soup, and it never tastes better than when you have made the soup from pumpkins you have grown yourself.  Pumpkins are members of the squash family (Butternut and Spaghetti being two of the more

A close-up view of a saffron plant growing

There are many herbs and spices you can grow in your garden. Saffron is commonly referred to as the world’s most expensive spice and is regarded as

A vegetable garden using raised beds

There are many plants and vegetables that you can grow in a raised bed that you can't in a regular garden.

A Field of Tobacco Plants Growing

The tobacco plant is not only a cheaper way to acquire and utilise tobacco for your own enjoyment, but it can also be a decorative plant that can add something

Nothing tastes better than fruit or veg grown by your own hands, but getting started can be daunting. Here we provide useful tips & advice to help you grow your own.

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