Grow Houseplants that you can Eat With many of us living with smaller outdoor spaces, the popularity of houseplants is on the rise. Bringing them into our homes creates an oasis of peace after a long and stressful day. As the concrete jungle closes around us, we can create our own living jungles to retreat to. House plants have a host of other perks too. They look great intermixed with interior design, can improve indoor air quality, are less demanding than other pets, and some of them will also produce fruit and other edibles.
The sweetness of parsnip & the zest of wild garlic This fresh meal idea combines the sweet flavours of winter’s apples and parsnips with the zest of wild garlic. The parnip is first roasted and then blended into a rich soup with apple, rosemary, and a splash of cream. A handful of wild garlic is then pureed with olive oil and sea salt and then spread over slices of fresh bread. A few edible flowers are perfect for decorating this spring time feast. European Wild Garlic I’ve seen Wild Garlic for sale at Borough Market
Saving the Planet is Good for You Five easy ways that you can celebrate Earth Day while saving money, eating well, getting creative, and helping the environment. Every year on April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day. It’s a day to step back and imagine how beautiful the planet looks from space. That’s our home down there — our only home. Earth day is about giving back to our fragile environment. With so many more people being born every day we’re asking a lot from her. We’re putting more strain on natural
A Gardening Book for Salad Lovers Back in 1984 a revolutionary gardening book was published — The Salad Garden by Joy Larkcom. The hit book focused completely on edibles that can be used in salads, including leafy greens, herbs, root vegetables, and foraged greens. In 2017 it’s back and updated with improved salad plant varieties, new plants like the cucamelon, edible flowers, and organic growing techniques. This book is a bible for those wanting to grow a year-round salad garden. Culinary Gardening at its Best The single most important thing about this
The Colonies need Fresh Brood Comb Last month while I was inspecting my bees it struck me that I haven’t given them fresh frames of beeswax foundation in a while. The beeswax in the brood chamber (where the Queen lives) was old and dark and damaged in places. Though there was no sign of disease or pests I decided it was time to change them out. Why is old beeswax dark? While honeybees can raise baby bees in old beeswax, it’s better to give them new frames every couple of years.