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Grow Your Own

broad beans

Jumping beans, magic beans, happy beans - the nutrient packed broad (or fava) bean can be all of these things (although the magic claim may be a little dubious). As a bonus broad beans are relatively easy to grow at home and once harvested can be frozen to enjoy all year round. Here is our guide on how to grow your own broad beans.

3 Cobs of Sweetcorn on a Table

Whether it’s sweet corn or a different variety, corn is one of the world’s most important seed based crops. It’s a vegetable that is cholesterol free and packed with goodness.

Hanging Herbs

Herbs are one of the best plants to grow when you have a nice bit of sunshine to enjoy.

Mixture of Red and Green Sweet Peppers

The process for growing peppers is very similar to how you would grow chilli peppers (obviously) and more surprisingly, aubergines.

They are remarkably easy to grow and have been more commonly grown in the Mediterranean nations due to the warmer climate.

Numerous Asparagus Spears

Expensive? Sometimes. Mouth-wateringly lovely especially when perfectly tender and served with a bit of butter? Always, asparagus.

Bunch of Watermelons

I don’t know about you, but don’t watermelons tend to conjure up images of holidays to Spain or Greece. That's where watermelon stalls provide welcome relief on the side of a hot and dusty road!

The Seasonal Vegetable Planner

Want to grow your own vegetables, but don't know when to start sowing and harvesting your crops? Then here's our handy Guide to Sowing & Harvesting Vegetables.

Image of a tea cup made from tea leaves

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 Wee Tea Logo produce Green Tea.

Tea plant leaves - Camellia Sinensis

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.

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). 

Freshly picked peas in the pod

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.

Growing raspberries.

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.

A selection of vegetables.

With hundreds of different varieties and types to choose from growing your own vegetables can be hugely rewarding.  But where do you start? The best place is at the kitchen table armed with a pencil, calendar and our guide on when to grow vegetables. You can then plan your growing space and your growing calendar to ensure a diverse and manageable harvest of veggies direct from your garden.

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 grow in our gardens. The

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.

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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