Category Archives: Herbs

Green coriander seeds

If you dont grow coriander then you have probably never had the opportunity to the wonderful green coriander seeds that follow the flowers

Once picked they only have couple of days before they will start to dry out, change colour and flavour and in my experience  the only place you can find green coriander seed is in a garden.

Coriander is one of the herbs that no matter how well you grow it does quite easily bolt and go to seed.Now while dried coriander seeds are fabulous to have in the kitchen and easy to save from your coriander plants the green seeds taste quite different and are like small flavour bombs

Green Coriander’s seeds flavor is truly unique and different from the leaves, its citrusy with a slightly nutty note  and works  well with roasted or grilled vegetables or added to beans, lentils, rice dishes

The seeds are best harvested when they are young and bright green

For cooking green, harvest the seed heads as you need them and pull off the seeds, use whole or bashed to release their flavour in dishes

so the next time your coriander bolts dont be to quick to rip it out and pop it on the compost heap as it hasn’t finished giving you fantastic flavour for your kitchen

 

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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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