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- The virtues of shallots
Many a fine diner scans the menu for shallot-based dishes on account of the unique flavour they have to offer. Top chefs love working with them; whatever the variety.
- Know your onions- When is the best time to plant
I’ve spoken to many a home-grower in my time about growing onions and the jury is well and truly out regarding when it’s best to plant your sets. But here at Marshalls we’re here to help.
- The circle of life - recycle old plants and bring in the new
Learn how to revamp the soft fruit on your plot whether it's a kitchen garden or full-sized allotment through renovation or replacement. We let you know what you should do with old and tired soft fruit.
- Jobs in the garden over Easter
Want to work up an appetite for Easter holiday? Or indeed work off the dinner on Sunday and Monday? Get onto the plot, get some fresh air and enjoy starting the growing season in earnest.
- Troubleshooting snowy weather
Snow and wintry weather doesn't affect us often in this country but when it does it can take you and your crops by surprise. Here are some tips on limiting the damage that snow does on your plot
- Grow snow-white asparagus for creamy, nutty spears
Yes, green asparagus harvested freshly from the vegetable plot is simply wonderful – so claim many a kitchen-savvy and green-fingered home-grower.
- The Good Life in January
Is this the year for you to start living the Good Life? You don’t have to go as extreme as the sitcom-renowned Tom and Barbara in their Surbiton home but there are some aspects you can take on board. I, for one, am going to embark on a bit of home-growing this year and practice what I preach.
- 3 things you can do about the vegetable & salad shortage
Supermarket giants are rationing firm favourites like broccoli & iceberg lettuces as recent bad weather in Spain, Greece and Turkey has caused a shortage of vital vegetables in 2017.
- Perfect patio fruit
Harvest summer and autumn fruit on trees and shrubs you can grow on the patio, balcony or in the smallest of spaces.
- Best foods to fight acid reflux and stomach troubles
Do you suffer from acid reflux or stomach troubles that at best cause you discomfort throughout the day or at worst, medical treatment.