Author: Jack Bennett

How To Grow Shallots: A Simple Guide

Shallots are a great addition to any vegetable patch. Smaller, and considerably sweeter than the slightly harsh taste of a regular onion, they can be added to any dish as an onion substitute, or as part of the recipe in their own right. Shallots are a very rewarding crop to …

How To Peel Jerusalem Artichokes?

Have you ever sat in front of 7 pounds of potatoes, all ready and waiting to be peeled and used in some fancy dish? Then you might know what it’s like to sit in front of a pile of Jerusalem artichokes. These little guys are actually even more daunting than …

How To Store Jerusalem Artichokes?

So, you planted a few Jerusalem artichokes in your garden or allotment. Great! They grew and grew, and you were very proud. Good on you! They turned into a garden of Triffids, producing more than you could ever imagine yourself using. Congratulations! Welcome to the Jerusalem artichoke growing club. This …

How To Grow Jerusalem Artichokes?

Jerusalem artichokes are one of those “love it or hate it” vegetables. Many people love them for their delicate flavour, their versatility, the health benefits, and the ease of growing them. Other people loathe them because of their taste, their sprawling growth – and the fact that they are very …

How To Pickle Cucumbers?

Cucumbers are the best. Whether in salads, or hot food, or nestled in cocktails – who doesn’t love a cucumber? If you have a glut of cucumbers from the veg garden, or if you have an oversupply from the shop – or if you just love cucumbers and want to …

Why Are My Cucumbers Turning Yellow?

Ah, cucumbers. That gorgeous, juicy summer vegetable (is is a fruit? Or a vegetable? No one knows – and to be honest most people don’t care either!) Cucumbers are such a huge part of the summer months; whether they’re in salads or Pimm’s or both – we love them! Growing …

Simple Techniques To Level Your Bumpy Lawn

Every homeowner wants the lawn in their property smooth and even. But due to many reasons, some areas would become uneven and bumpy over time. In most cases, you can solve this problem on your own with some simple methods, depending on the level of severity. If you have never …