Sow: January - February, Flower/Harvest: June, Produced in the UK, Grow your own local and sustainable food, Reduce food miles
Suttons Cauliflower Snowball
Tomato Golden Sunrise
Sowing Space the seeds 2cm (¾”) apart in trays or two to a cell in modules under glass at 21°C. Cover lightly with compost, and with glass to retain humidity. Planting Remove glass as soon as seedlings appear. Prick off tray seedlings, as soon as the leaves have formed, into 9cm (3 ½”) pots. Thin module seedlings to one per cell. Harden off plants for outdoor planting. When first truss of flowers appears, transplant to growing site. Stake for support, remove side shoots as they appear. Other Instructions If you have green Tomatoes at end of the season they can be ripened more quickly by laying in a drawer along with 2 apples.
Sprayday Greenfly Killer 30ml
Previously only available to professional growers, Sprayday Greenfly Killer is a new product that kills and protects against: Greenfly, Blackfly, Caterpillars Beetles. It is also used in the control of Weevils, Sawfly, Cutworms, Apple & Pear Suckers, Leaf Hoppers, Capsids, Thrips, Whitefly, Scale Insects and Mealy Bugs. Sprayday kills most common and difficult insect pests on houseplants, roses and other ornamental garden plants and on selected fruit and vegetables including tomato, lettuce, cabbage, peas, broad beans, apple and raspberry. For use in the home, garden, greenhouse or conservatory. Although this pack may appear small it makes up to 60 litres of spray!
Ideal temperature for sowing: Outside when frost free, When to sow: May - June, Harvest/flowers: April - May
The Kitchen Garden Companion
If you have ever dreamed of picking fresh salad leaves for the evening meal, gathering vine-ripened tomatoes or pulling up your own sweet carrots, this is the book for you. In this Northern Hemisphere edition, you can follow in the footsteps of a...
Cooking With The Kids
As parents, feeding our families healthy food that they enjoy is of course of prime concern. What’s more, time and cost are important factors, so sometimes trying to tick off all of these boxes can be pretty tricky.
Help is at hand though! A great way of getting the kids to eat nutritious food that doesn’t cost the earth is to get them involved in the food preparation. And, by making food preparation a fun, family activity, it won’t feel like a waste of time or a burden either.
Get the kids involved in preparing meals and you should soon find that they are much more open to trying new and varied foods. For example, try making your own homemade soups for lunch or tea times. There are hundreds of varieties of soups you can try and the great thing about this dish is that you can of course freeze or chill it to enjoy after you have made it. Add as much veg as you like and serve with wholemeal or granary bread for added nutrition.
If your family is fussy about their bread and prefer white only, try best of both for the taste of white with the goodness of wholemeal. When it comes to which brand, Hovis bread is a personal favourite.
As well as soups, you can try out a whole range of family-friendly recipes. A favourite in our household is tuna pasta bake using wholemeal pasta, organic tomatoes and a crunchy topping of cheddar cheese and crushed salt and vinegar crisps. A real treat!
Try out spaghetti Bolognese, chilli con carne, hot pots and curries – the choice is yours and the list is pretty much endless! The main thing is that you enjoy spending time together as a family and food and meal times become something which you all look forward to.
Radish Hilds roter Neckarruhm Seeds
Radish Hilds roter Neckarruhm is are easy to grow, tapering roots to 30cm (12in) long have a lovely mild, spicy flavour and crunchy texture. Served as a snack with beer in Germany, they are simply sliced and rubbed with salt.
Fosters ads – a perfect mix of comedy and advice
The latest series of Fosters beer ads starring Brad & Dan are winning over the beer drinking British public with their blend of out and out comedy and down to earth advice.
If you’ve not seen them yet, check them out when you’re next in front of the box or you can find them on Youtube. The boys are sitting in a yellow beach shack on a beautiful day in sunny Australia, dealing with a series of calls from British men who have social conundrums that they need help with.
For example, there’s Dean, who calls while on holiday in Cyprus. Dean’s standing next to a pool in his swimming trunks and he doesn’t know if he should put sun cream on his mate’s back. Brad & Dan are horrified: “Holy Dooley! A delicate matter, but a burnt wingman is useless.”
They go on to say it’s ok to do it as long as Dean follows the rules: “Only put cream on where he can’t reach, between his shoulder blades – the safe zone!” Before they sign off, they add: “And remember, Deano, the following things are not permitted: Eye contact, scented candles, power ballads, and do not apply if he’s wearing budgie smugglers. Are we all clear?”
As the ad ends we see Dean’s mate ambling up in a pair of tight speedos – Dean sends him off to get changed!
The latest Fosters advert is a far cry from the earliest ones we’ll remember starring 80s hunk Paul Hogan of Crocodile Dundee fame. These boys fulfil the Aussie stereotype; they know how to enjoy a beer, they’ve got strong views on how things should be done and while they’re dishing out the advice you can see girls in the background carrying out chores like hanging up their dartboard for them.
Fosters seems to have hit the right chord with their irreverent ads – the British public can’t get enough of them!
Cabbage Kilaton F1 Seeds
Tasty Dutch White producing large dense heads, proven club root resistance, stands and stores well. Excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Pea Reuzensuiker (Mangetout) Seeds
Very productive high yielding, maincrop mangetout pea. The large, broad, flat pods are borne high on plants for quick and easy picking. Excellent source of folate, vitamin A and vitamin C.