Broad Bean Gaucamole Recipe

Broad Bean Guacamole Recipe

Broad beans are high in protein and contain many nutritious vitamins and minerals. Our broad bean guacamole recipe is a good way of using up a bumper harvest of beans. See our guide on how to grow broad beans. The strong flavour of the guacamole helps mask the broad bean taste that some people dislike, […]

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Asparagus Leek Soup Recipe

Asparagus And Leek Soup Recipe

Asparagus and leeks are both available in April and May when there is little else ready for eating. See our guide on how to grow leeks. Combined together they make a healthy, light, creamy tasting soup good for adults and children. Ingredients – Asparagus & Leak Soup Provides soup for four people. Serve with fresh bread. […]

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Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Growing rhubarb, and making rhubarb crumble, is easy to do and much appreciated by friends and family.You can find a guide on how to grow rhubarb on our website. Ingredients – Rhubarb Crumble Recipe Preparing The Rhubarb Crumble Top Serves 2-3 people. For a hungry family of four – double all the ingredients. Serve with custard or […]

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Homegrown Revolution Experiments

Homegrown Revolution Experiments

Reading James Wong’s book Homegrown Revolution was both inspiring and surprising, even though I don’t share the same starting point to growing fruit and vegetables. See James Wong’s ‘Homegrown Revolution’ book on Amazon UK In his book, James argues that there is little point growing crops that are widely and cheaply available in supermarkets. Instead, he wants […]

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Broad Bean Growing Trial - April 2014

Overwintering Broad Bean Trial

Having planted our broad beans on the 6th October, we now have young broad bean pods emerging at the end of April. This is remarkably early, and perhaps equally notably, also devoid of black fly. We hope to be eating our broad beans within a fortnight. It looks like a very positive result compared to […]

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Overwintering Trial - Elephant Garlic 2nd February

Garlic & Onion Growing Trial

It seems to be a great year for overwintering garlic and onion on our plot. A prolonged period of cold weather could yet change things, but the relatively warm autumn and winter has lead to excellent germination rates. Garlic The star of our garlic growing trial is elephant garlic, shown in the picture above (it […]

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Overwintering Broad Bean Trial - 2nd February

Overwintering Broad Bean Trial

Since planting our broad beans in October, the weather has been relatively warm, very windy, and above everything else wet. (Click to see our introduction to our broad bean trial here.) Our February inspection of the three varieties growing on our plot has been surprising – in a good way. Our plot sits above very sandy […]

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Vitamin C In Vegetables

Vitamin C In Vegetables

Following our recent post on vitamin C in fruit, this post looks at levels of vitamin C in vegetables, as an indicator of which vegetables are healthiest to grow. The raw data comes from the United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrition Database. Vitamin C In Vegetables Compared To Fruit When we were compiling the information to […]

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