Depending on where in the UK you live, the elderflower season runs from late May to early July. The parent plant, elder, or ‘Sambucus nigra’ is common everywhere except the far north of Scotland, frequenting hedgerows, waste ground and woodland fringes.
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.
No holiday (of mine, anyway) is ever complete without checking out the local fruit and veg talent. Here are a few things that caught my eye.