Growing Turnips

Turnips are an easy crop to grow, quick to mature and sown in January will be ready in Autumn. The turnip roots are rich in vitamin C. The turnip leaves however, are even richer in vitamins and minerals being a good source of vitamin K, A and C, B complex and an excellent source of important minerals like calcium, copper, iron, potassium, and manganese. If harvested … Continue reading Growing Turnips

Chickpeas With Tomato Sauce

This recipe uses healthy chickpeas in a rich tomato sauce. It can be made ahead for a healthy lunch accompanied by some steamed rice  or with crusty bread. Chickpeas with Tomato Sauce Ingredients   4 slices of bacon chopped finely 1 carrot, chopped finely 1 brown onion chopped finely 1 stalk of celery chopped finely 1 tbs olive oil 3 cups of tomato passata 1 … Continue reading Chickpeas With Tomato Sauce

Eggplant

Growing Eggplant

Eggplant has been cultivated in Asia since prehistory and introduced to the Mediterranean in the middle ages. It is a very versatile fruit that can be cooked in many ways. Growth habits and planting needs Eggplant like a sunny position and a soil pH below 6.0, so acidic. Test the soil and amend with lime if over this. Because eggplants are susceptible to soil born … Continue reading Growing Eggplant

Growing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are now growing well and can be planted for  succession cropping of this cool summer vegetable. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need. One cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Growth habits and planting needs Sow in the garden from September to February in temperate zones. To grow cucumbers well they … Continue reading Growing Cucumbers