“Pick-your-own” is an organised form of foraging that beats any sweetshop hands down. Head down to your nearest this summer and go crazy in the fields.
Grow your own
Cameroon showcases some of the most varied African food, thanks for colonisation by Portugal, Britain and France, as well as a unique climate
If growing carrots sounds like a lot of faff, I assure you it’s worth it – you’ll never eat carrots as sweet or, well, carroty as ones you grow yourself.
While I might be at action stations – there is so much to do at this time of year – nothing happens very fast in the world of the parsnip.
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the history, planting and growing of those knobbly but tasty tubers, Jerusalem artichokes.
Many accompaniments to the traditional roast are harvestable now but some peaked early, and forward planning is needed for their inclusion.
This summer I had my first go at growing sweet potatoes. Despite the fact that I rather neglected them, they did grow and they did crop.
In South America this fruit is called pepino dulce (sweet cucumber), or even just pepino. Here, it’s seemingly just called a melon pear.