Sweetcorn is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. It was cultivated by native Americans and became more widespread following the European colonisation in the 17th century.
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Sweet potatoes are edible tropical tuber with pinkish orange slightly sweet flesh. It is not related to the potato. The young leaves and shoots can be eaten as greens. Sweet potato is lighter and fluffier in texture than potatoes too.
The swede is a contraction of “Swedish Turnip” and is a cross between and cabbage and a turnip. It is largely grown for its roots although young leaves can be added to leafy salads and soups. Classed as a brassica for crop rotation. If you have a recipe that uses swede you’d like to […]
Squash are members of the same family as pumpkins, cucumber, melons and marrows. Summer squash are thinner skinned and quicker growing (courgette). Winter squash are thicker skinned and take longer to develop (pumpkin & butternut). If you have a recipe that you’d like to contribute that uses squash, please use the form below after reading […]
Broccoli is a very nutritious & full of beneficial anti-cancer agents. It is a fast-growing brassica that can be eaten in a variety of dishes.
Spring onions are the undeveloped bulbs of young onions with edible hollow green leaves. Very versatile and aromatic vegetable commonly used in many different cuisines around the world. Very quick growing crop.
Strawberries are a perennial soft fruit plant and surprisingly hardy even in very cold winters. They are easy to grow in any space – best in a sheltered, sunny spot.
Spinach belongs to the same family as beets and chard. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. Spinach can be sown in spring for a summer crop or autumn for a winter crop. It grows best in cooler conditions as it can bolt in warm weather.