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 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…

Grow Your Own Salad Leaves!

It’s that glorious time of year when everything is bursting with life outside. The plants are covered in swelling buds, there are beautiful fresh new leaves on the trees and, at long last, the sun is warmer! This is the perfect time of year to sow salad crops as they will germinate very quickly. If…

Grow Your Own Fruit & Veg – Summer Update

July and August are an exciting time of year for those of us who like to grow and eat our own fruit and veg but there are a number of routine jobs to do during the summer months. Jobs to do in the kitchen garden: Water regularly! With a hot summer forecast and the odd…

Growing Food in Containers

It is not too late in the year to grow vegetables in pots, June is the perfect month as the temperature outside is warmer and the days are long and light. This year I am growing more vegetables in containers than ever before. I realized last year that growing veg in pots has lots of…

Grow Your Own – On A Shoestring

Seed companies have recently reported that sales of vegetable seeds have rocketed over the past 12 months, which goes to show that more and more of us want to grow our own food, even if it is just a few herbs on the windowsill, or a couple of pots of tomatoes growing against a sunny…

Sow Vegetable Seeds Now!

I have been looking forward to writing a Grow Your Own blog this year and today it’s all about growing vegetable seeds for the year ahead. A lot of veggies can be sown from February, most of them indoors only, but some can be sown outside already with cloche protection. If you haven’t grown your…