The super fruits

They’re easy to grow, they’re incredibly good for you…. and yet hardly any of us grow them. When you think about the many other useful qualities of red, white and blackcurrants (such as the fact that they give enormous crops and they’re among the few fruit bushes to tolerate shade), this obscurity becomes all the more perplexing.

 

Certainly, if you do the maths, they are well worth growing. An established redcurrant …Read More

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January Blues Buster Smoothie!

This healthy vegan smoothie is packed full of vitamins to banish any winter blues! Pack full with fabulous flavours, dust off your juicer and give this one a try!

Ingredients

1 young beetroot (approximately 120g/4¼oz), cooked
125ml/4fl oz coconut milk, chilled
1 ripe banana
A handful of blueberries
1 vanilla pod ( just the inside, discarding the pod)
7 ice cubes
tiny pinch sea salt
2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

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Grow Your Own…………. Superfoods

Years ago, working on a programme about superfoods for BBC Gardeners’ World, I was shocked to learn just how deeply our notion of which foods are best for us is shaped by the food industry, rather than scientists. Blackberries, for example are hugely good for us, packed full of vitamin C, antioxidants and fibre – yet we routinely overlook them for blueberries, which have been more heavily marketed.
Whatever the rights …Read More

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To Pot Or Not To Pot?

“Can I grow it in a pot?” is possibly the gardening question I get asked most frequently of all. As gardens get ever-smaller and people get ever more keen to do a bit of grow-your-own, patio plots become ever more popular.

There are plenty of reasons why growing vegetables and fruit in pots makes sense. Not only can you fit more in to a tiny space, but growing in pots …Read More