Herbs & spices

How to grow organic ginger

Tue, 30/08/2011 - 1:27pm

Fresh organic ginger is expensive to buy, but incredibly easy to grow. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips.

Autumn is the time to be planting garlic

How to grow organic garlic

Wed, 23/03/2011 - 11:15am

Autumn is the time to be planting organic garlic. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for getting you started.

On the Spice Trail

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 6:04pm

There’s no need to wait for spices to arrive via ancient trade routes. In the right climate you can grow your own and savour the heady fragrance and flavours of a fresh harvest. NICK ROMANOWSKI...

Burdock leaf in early autumn, ready for the roots to be harvested.


Fri, 12/02/2010 - 12:06pm

Burdock (X Arctium lappa X) may be a tough, unglamorous and thistle–like, but it has a delicious edible root and invaluable medicinal uses, writes PENNY WOODWARD.