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Grow Your Own

Brussel Sprouts stalk.

Love them or hate them, Brussel sprouts are a great winter vegetable, high in vitamin C and which can help to lower cholesterol.

Rhubarb Stalks

If you like nothing more than sitting back and enjoying a deliciously hot rhubarb crumble or pie, why not grow your own ingredients and bake until you burst!

Rhubarb is seen as the easiest place to start for any first time vegetable grower due to its resilience. It’s known for being a very hardy and frost-resistant perennial vegetable, which needs a winter chilling period in order to produce the best crops. Harvested for its juicy, pink stems, a well-cared for and healthy plant will remain productive for 10 years or more.

Mistletoe growing in a tree

Kissing under the mistletoe is a festive tradition that originates from its connection to ancient fertility rituals. Whilst the pagan links may no longer be honoured, the majority of us have taken advantage of it at some point in our lives.

Mistletoe is beautiful in its simplicity and can easily be grown following a few simple steps.  Here is our ‘how to grow mistletoe’ guide.

How Brew Equipment Kit

Drinking your own home grown homebrew with friends and family is a fun and rewarding experience, and always a talking point. However it can be challenging and a little frustrating to produce a glass of beer that tastes good. How do you do it and what equipment might you need? Here's a short guide on how to make a home-grown homebrew.

growing basil herb

Basil is an aromatic plant which is part of the mint family that can be grown all year round.

Some ginger plants in a small pot

Ginger is a powerful tropical vegetable that has a wealth of benefits and is surprising easy to home-grow. Often found in Indian and Asian cuisine, ginger adds a tasty kick to dishes while its medicinal qualities are known to improve the immune system and relieve digestive problems.

Black truffles and tree leaf

Growing truffles is notoriously difficult and a lot of patience is needed, as there are no guarantees, but you can follow our guide for a successful truffle harvest to tip the balance in your favour.

A Close-up view of a hops plant

Everybody enjoys finding the time to sit back, put your feet up and relax with a tasty beverage. For many the beverage of choice is beer, but with the rising costs of alcohol not everyone feels they can indulge as often. So for those of you that would like the opportunity to create your own and experiment with flavours here are a few things to get you started.

Field of ripe pumpkins growing

Nothing says Autumn more than a bowl of hot pumpkin soup, and it never tastes better than when you have made the soup from pumpkins you have grown yourself.  Pumpkins are members of the squash family (Butternut and Spaghetti being two of the more

A close-up view of a saffron plant growing

There are many herbs and spices you can grow in your garden. Saffron is commonly referred to as the world’s most expensive spice and is regarded as

A vegetable garden using raised beds

There are many plants and vegetables that you can grow in a raised bed that you can't in a regular garden.

A Field of Tobacco Plants Growing

The tobacco plant is not only a cheaper way to acquire and utilise tobacco for your own enjoyment, but it can also be a decorative plant that can add something

Pineapples freshly grown - credit: allnewhd

Amaze your friends and family by growing unusual plants in the polytunnel, greenhouse or the kitchen windowsill, it’s easier and more fun than you might think!

chilli plants growing outside

Find out how to grow the freshest, tastiest chillies at home and save yourself time and money!

Freshly dug, home-grown carrots

If you want the best flavour, there is nothing like eating home-grown carrots fresh from the garden. Simply sow seeds directly outside in shallow drills if you have a veg plot, or into planters or containers on a patio or balcony.

cucumbers growing

A favourite vegetable to add to salads, sandwiches or use to cool stressed eyes. 

Nothing tastes better than fruit or veg grown by your own hands, but getting started can be daunting. Here we provide useful tips & advice to help you grow your own.

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