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Spring onions tend to be treated as an afterthought by most gardening books yet they are a popular crop and very useful, possibly because they are really easy to grow. Salad onions, also properly called scallions are not just easily grown, they can provide a useful substitute for bulb onions if stocks are low as you await the new crop.Feeding Spring OnionsThey like a rich well drained soil but being a useful crop to fill into gaps in the summer, they tend to get what they are given. It’s a good idea to give some general purpose fertiliser a week before and rake the soil into a fine tilth before sowing them.Cultivating Spring OnionsConventionally spring onions are grown in rows 6" (15cm) apart but they can more easily just be thinly scattered in a patch and either raked in or covered with half an inch (1.5cm) of fine soil.They do not need a great depth of soil and a winter crop can be grown in the greenhouse in an ordinary seed tray filled with compost. Salad onions are ideal for container growing and even if you have a vegetable patch or an allotment, growing some salad crops by the back door where they'll be handy is always a good idea.Successionally sow each week or two from early March for a continuous supply throughout the summer.You can over-winter spring onions outdoors as well. Late sowings in August, September and a fine October will provide an early crop by late spring. Always use a winter hardy variety for this.
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There are much more uses of garlic than just cooking. Go through for some clever ways to use this vampire slaying herb.
Use as a pesticide in your gardenAvoid using those harmful commercial pesticides and choose a natural, diy method with garlic instead. It is fast and easy to make, economical, not toxic to the environment and to your body and it works. Chop one to two heads of garlic, put in the bottom of a jar and cover with boiled water. Put lid on and allow staying overnight, then strain a...
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Are your dishes starting to taste a little bland and predictable? If so, why not try livening things up with herbs.
Herbs can give any dish, even an old favorite, a delicious new taste. And whether you opt for the ease and convenience of using quality dried herbs, or you prefer the fresh taste of herbs picked fresh from your very own herb garden, here are 10 herbs that should be in every kitchen.
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Flowering Kale Caesar Salad Recipe3 cups flowering kale leaves, cut into thin stripsJuice from half a lemon½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Homemade Croutons2 cups day old whole grain bread, cut into 1 ½-inch cubes¼ cup olive oil1 Tablespoon garlic powderSalt & pepper to taste
Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe2 organic egg yolksJuice from one lemon2 Tablespoons brown mustard 1 garlic clove, minced1 anchovy2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper¾ cup olive oil
Instructions:Preheat oven to 425...
Place lemon juice, jasmine flowers, mustard, vinegar and oil into a small bowl. Gently mix to form a creamy dressing (the flavour from the jasmine flowers will add a t...
When your garden gives you flowers and vegetables, use them both to make a salad that tastes like pure spring.
Ingredients you can grow in your flower bed:
The largest of the viola-type flowers, all of which you can eat (the littlest are Johnny-jump-ups). Faint lettucelike taste; velvety texture.
Sweet and spicy. Eat only the petals, and taste each flower before using, as they can sometimesbe bitter.
Usually orange or yellow, with a daisylike appearance...
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