Category Archives: Vegetables

Wordless Wednesday – Day-Glo ‘Greens’

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Wordless Wednesday – Achochas: Echoes of the Incas

Sources: Book – The Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation Seeds – 3 different Achocha varieties are available from The Real Seed Catalogue  

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Lost in the plot @RHSHydeHall

Last week we visited Hyde Hall in Essex. Hyde Hall is one of the RHS‘s flagship gardens, but it is in fact a relatively new creation. As recently as 1950 it was just a windswept farm on a bare hilltop. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Wild Hybrid Creation

I love it when this happens … Tragopogon pratensis (Goat’s-Beard) x Tragopogon porrifolius (Salsify) -> T. x mirabilis + Mixed in a field = > The Tragopogon x mirabilis hybrid is fairly rare in southern England and is not generally … Continue reading

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Choosing Chillies – A Russian Roulette

I’ve been sowing chilli seeds this week and inevitably dreaming of long, sunny days and fresh food, picked straight from the garden. I have to admit that although I grow chillies every year, I am a bit of a wimp … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Beans

I’ve been picking drying beans for the last few days and shucking them to store as they get nice and crunchy. It’s a therapeutic task for a while, but then gets tedious, so I do them in batches. I love … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – A Pistou Soup

The whole house smells of basil just now. It’s the pungent odour you get from the leaves of the tougher plants grown, and weathered, outside. It is a wonderful aroma, but it is making me so hungry. I picked the … Continue reading

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