Category: Guides

How To Divide Alstroemeria Tubers?

Some plants grow from seeds, others from tubers – also known as rhizomes. Alstroemeria is one of the latter, and this is actually a great way for plants to propagate themselves. By growing as tubers under the ground, the plant can not only produce flowers and seeds and grow that …

How To Revive Bamboo Leaves Turning Yellow?

Although bamboo is a relatively hardy plant, it can suffer damage and disease as much as the next plant. When a plant’s leaves turn yellow, there is always a reason behind it, whether that reason is a specific plant illness or a nutrient deficiency. But how to revive bamboo leaves …

How To Prune Bamboo {A Simple Guide}

Bamboo is a lovely plant to have in your garden – it has attractive, leafy foliage; redolent of an exotic garden somewhere in Asia; and it acts as an excellent screen. However, bamboo does grow very well. And it tends to spread. And… spread a bit more. Eek! You may …

What To Make With Rhubarb?

Rhubarb is a fantastic thing to grow – very easy and low maintenance – plus it lends itself very well to all kinds of dishes, from the sweet to the savoury and pretty much everything in between. If you want to know what to make with rhubarb, then read on …

How To Grow Rhubarb: A Simple Guide

Rhubarb is a strange plant, there’s no doubt about it – it grows from a “crown” and it is only the stems that we eat. It disappears completely in winter, but returns with a vengeance in the spring and summer (unless grown in a heated greenhouse). If you love rhubarb …

How To Pickle Shallots: A Simple Guide

Pickled shallots are a fantastic, and very easy thing to make. These small onions are sweeter than their standard cousins, and their size makes them ideal to fit into a jar with vinegar. They are delicious, nutritious, and very moreish – what could you love more about a pickled onion! …

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 …