Cauliflowers are a popular member of the brassica family. They can be quite expensive to buy so growing your own is a cost effective solution if you love to eat this vegetable.
Carrots are root vegetables originating in Afghanistan. Originally white and purple fleshy roots, Dutch and French horticulturalists developed sweeter orange carrots that are more familiar today.
Caraway is a biennial herb – this means it grow and develops leaves in the first year then flowers and produces seeds in the second year. It is a member of the Apiaceae family and attractive to bees and other beneficial garden insects. If you have a recipe that you would like to contribute the […]
Calabash (lauki, dudhi or lau) is also known as the bottle gourd and is a member of the cucumber family. The fruit is eaten young. If the fruit matures the skin hardens and, once hollowed, can be used as a utensil or bottle (hence the name)! If you would like to contribute a Calabash […]
Cabbages are the commonest member of the brassica family and come in many varieties and colours. They can be grown throughout the year and eaten in many different ways. If you have any recipes for cabbage that you’d like to contribute, please use the form below.
Sprouts were recorded as a spore from a cabbage plant in Brussels in the 18th century. Sprouts are a member of the brassica family and benefit from soil that has been limed to reduce the risk of clubroot There are many delicious recipes which don’t involve overcooking these vegetables or retaining the bitter taste. If […]
Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family with the large flower head being the vegetable. Highly nutritious and with many good health effects. If you have any broccoli recipes that you would like to contribute please use the form below.
Broad beans are easy to grow & can be used as a “green manure” to feed the soil – bean roots contain nitrogen. Hardy enough to be sown in late winter.