Swede

Swede

Why Grow Agricultural Swede? Excellent high energy winter feed Low production costs Finishing lambs or winter maintenance High dry matter yields Cost effective (even with moderate yields) Soil Type and Site Selection Swede crops can be grown on a wide range of soils...
Artichoke

Artichoke

Why Grow Artichoke? The largest of the thistle family, Artichokes are a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.2 – 1,5 m (4-5ft) tall and spread up to 90cms (3ft) across. With striking blue grey leaves and thistle like flowers they are equally at home in a border or in...
Asparagus

Asparagus

Why Grow Asparagus? Once established, an asparagus bed can produce wonderful succulent spears for up to 20 years. Although initially this can mean a considerable amount of work, the freshness of the taste of spears that you have just cut from your own garden has no...
Aubergine

Aubergine

Why Grow Aubergine? The aubergine is a species of nightshade and are botanically classed a berry as its’ fruits contains many soft seeds which are edible; although, being related to the tobacco plant, they do have a bitter taste. Other members of the nightshade family...
Beetroot

Beetroot

Why Grow Beetroot? Beetroot comes in many shapes and colours, red, yellow, white and ringed, and globe, cylindrical or flat. Beetroot is best known as a cold salad vegetable; (often doused in vinegar, which can destroy the delicate beetroot flavour); but it is...
Broad Beans

Broad Beans

Why Grow Broad Beans? A native of North Africa, the broad bean became part of the Eastern Mediterranean diet 6000 BC or earlier. It was a major food of the Romans and ancient Greeks; today it is eaten in Iran, Egypt, Greece, Ethiopia, Nepal and Peru (who all have...