Vietnamese Coriander also called Vietnamese Cilantro,Cambodian mint , Rau Ram,phak phai, is one of those mysterious and exotic herbs used extensively in Southeast Asian cooking. Vietnamese Coriander is a frost tender perennial but will grow fantastically in a large pot and used fresh adds a great lemon zing to your cooking or salads
The Vietnamese coriander is a perennial plant that grows best in tropical and subtropical zones in warm and damp conditions. In advantageous conditions, it can grow up to 15 to 45 cm.
Radish is such an easy and accommodating vegetable to grow that it tends to be disregarded as a serious crop which is a great shame as fresh radish is so different from the shop bought variety.
This film explains why using green manure can have a beneficial affect if used when planting sweetcorn, similar to the 3sisters method of companion planting but much more successful in temperate regions
This is an update to show having germinated your chickpeas how to plant then out with the distance between rows and why
Little known outside Italy sculpit also called stridolo (Silene inflata) is a easy annual herb use in Italy for flavouring for quiches, pizzas and omelettes wonderful added to soups and my own favorite is to use sculpit in a risotto.
Blending complex flavours of Rocket Tarragon and Chicory it more elegant and refined that it sounds
Whats makes then so versatile is that the tops are as versatile and make great green and there are varieties called Rapini which dont produce a bulb at all the best variety for this is Rapa da foglia senza testa .
the only problems you may get are Flea beetle: Leaves are covered in small holes and damaged areas turn brown. Seedlings are particularly susceptible but using fleece with stop this
Strawberries are incredibly easy to grow. Strawberry can be grown in all sorts of ways, in borders, containers or hanging baskets and remember to add lots of organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure before planting strawberry plants.
From planting out to picking, strawberries are the fastest fruit you can grow to give you a crop and at home the taste of strawberries will be unlike any you buy
The real reason to grow sweetcorn is that until you do its hard to imagine just how wonderful it is quite simply covered in butter as it coverts sugars very quickly after picking
The latest sweetcorns have shorter growing seasons but its still much better to start then off undercover
One of the most ubiquitous foods we have is Hummus which can be transformed to another level if you have fresh Chickpeas and they are not difficult to grow if you follow some simple rules
Chickpeas are also well-known as garbanzo beans, and are a legume but not really a pea or a bean but do fix nitrogen into your soil so there no need to add nitrogen fertilizer