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, lettuce, rocket, mizuna, chives and other herbs.Strawberries are in flower, and good blossom on my apples, pear, peach and plum has now turned to promising little fruits. I think it's going to be a good year for fruit.Canes of raspberries, blackberries
themselves.When Kevin Smith asked our theatre audiences at Gardeners' World Live whether they used edible flowers in their cooking, very few people responded. What a missed opportunity.The flowers of chives and many herbs are edible, including rocket
and climbing beans to flower and set seed. Several herbs readily do this too, like coriander and parsley. As the picture (top left) shows, flowering coriander attracts many beneficial insects, like hoverflies, which feed on its pollen.In fact coriander often
's a really compact marrow called 'Bush Baby' from Unwins that will be perfect for my veg beds, and those baby leaf salads and oriental vegetables look delicious in the Suffolk Herbs catalogue.Then there are the sweet peas - so many wonderful fragrant
't regret your decision to grow your own fruit, veg and herbs.
how to grow a wide range of plants, including strawberries, tomatoes, courgettes and herbs.Our very special guests this year are BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time team. They're recording their programme at the show on Wednesday for broadcast
onions, watercress (no you don't need running water), runner beans and cut-and-come-again lettuce.Which veg crops do you think offer the best return from the space devoted to them? For me it's salads (a wide mix of tasty leaf types), herbs like parsley
much money can be saved, by finding space for a few extra crops, fruits, salads and herbs in your own garden.
catalogues and you'll find plenty more varieties to whet your appetite including cutting celery, oriental greens like mizuna and mibuna, a range of chicories, and many more.And why not add a few finely chopped herbs to ring the changes, like coriander, chives