Rosemary! How To Grow It and How To Use It!

Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) is one of the most beautiful and useful herbs; it’s evergreen so looks good all year round, has a wonderful aromatic scent, is delicious in cooking and has many other health benefits. It is very easy to grow and a small plant costs about £1.25 – £2.50. It will grow steadily year…

How to Re-Grow Vegetables For Free

You may have noticed that I like using spring onions (scallions or green onions) as I think that the flavour “livens up” so many dishes from salads and simple rice dishes to delicious bakes and stews. I like onions of any description and they’re so healthy too – but did you know that spring onions…

Grow Your Own … Strawberries!

Strawberries are so easy to grow and I think, one of the most rewarding crops. All you need to start with is a strawberry planter – you can buy plastic pop-up ones, or a large pot. I have grown them in an old tyre, which worked very well! There are also hanging planters, which can…

Grow your own fruit

I love to grow my own food as it is cheap, healthy, fresh and it gets me outside in the sunshine (not seen much of that recently!) What I especially like is to be able to go outside in the morning, have a look at what is ready to pick, then plan the evening meal…

Grow New Tomato Plants for Free!

I’m sure that anyone growing tomatoes will know that there are two main types of tomato plants – bush (determinate) tomatoes, and vine (indeterminate varieties). For those of you who are new to growing tomatoes, determinate varieties produce flowers at the end of each stem, whilst indeterminate ones produce flowers from the main stem. The…