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Multipurpose veg

While we’re on the subject of extremely useful things you can grow in the garden, I was thinking yet again the other day just how lucky I am to have a thriving patch of Egyptian walking onions in one corner of my garden. They arrived as a handful of unpromising bulbils given to me by [...]

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Floral gastronomy

I used to be a bit sceptical about all this new-fangled fashion for eating flowers. All a bit Guardianista, I thought. Looks nice and all that, but what about the flavour? Well. Then I ate a rosemary flower. And found out about the flavour, and why people who eat flowers tend to eat rather a [...]

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What not to grow

I’m rather prone to waxing lyrical about my favourite types of veg: scrumptiously fat ‘Costoluto Fiorentino’ beefsteak tomatoes, perhaps, or my handsome Telephone peas; ‘Duke of York’ potatoes, ‘Cambridge Favourite’ strawberries and slender ‘Cobra’ French beans. You know – the kinds of fruit and veg you can’t wait to taste again. But I realised the other [...]

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