Archive for the ‘Harvesting’ Category

Growing Parsnips for the Pot

Cultivation, Harvesting, root vegetables | 2 Comments

While parsnips are not everybody’s favourite vegetable, used in small quantities, they will add a distinctive and delicious flavour to soups and stews. They are not difficult to grow, although they will take a good four months for the roots to reach maturity. Where to Grow Parsnips Parsnips, like other root vegetables, do need space. It is also ...

Growing Okra at Home

Cultivation, Harvesting, Organic Gardening | 3 Comments

Okra (Hibiscus esculentus), an unusual vegetable that originated in Central America, is easy to grow and delicious to eat. But it is under-estimated and consequently grown by relatively few home gardeners. This is a great pity because not only are the green pods edible, but so too are the flowers and leaves. Ironically it is ...

What you can do with Fennel

Cultivation, Harvesting, Nutrition, Recipes | 0 Comments

Fennel is a much maligned vegetable that grows wild in some parts of the world. It is an outcast in the average vegetable garden because it is not a good companion for any other vegetables. Furthermore, many people find its distinct aniseed flavour abhorrent. However fennel does have its uses, both medicinal and culinary, and it ...

Chinese Artichokes: a Tuber with a Difference

Cultivation, Gardening Equipment, Harvesting, Jerusalem Artichokes, Potatoes | 6 Comments

Although relatively difficult to source planting material, Chinese artichokes are an incredibly easy vegetable to grow. Like potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes, this is a tuber, but it is not related to either of these plants. Nor is it related to the globe artichoke which is sometimes called an Italian artichoke, and is not a tuber at ...