Category Archives: Herbs

HOW TO GROW SCULPIT OR STRIDOLO

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

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TOMATO GROWING IN QUADGROW

This seemingly simple piece of equipment overcomes two of the major problems of growing tomatoes, that of over watering and blossom end rot, whilst simultaneously doubling the crop produced.  Also when growing peppers, aubergines or dwarf beans it gives you an increased yield without the daily requirement of watering.

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MAY – WHAT TO SOW AND GROW

 

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APRIL–THINGS TO SOW IN THE GREENHOUSE AND GARDEN

April really is one of the busiest months in the vegetable garden lots of things need sowing now not just for the summer but next Autumn and Winter.If you haven’t already sown you hot Chillies its a little late best to buy plants from a specialist.

If your sowing indoors make sure the compost is kept inside for a couple of days to warm up as well,and time to decide what method you are going to use to grow that summer favorite Tomatoes

You can also grow lots of Herbs from seed but for French Tarragon and named Mints again best to buy from a specialist

This month is also the perfect time to be sowing hardy Annual flowers as long as the soil is about 7 degrees(could you bare it on a bare Bum!!!) and i really recommend

The Higgledy Garden Seed Shop.

Franchi Seeds of Italy

Simpson’s Seeds

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