which apple to grow depends entirely on where it will be
planted. Large gardens means you can choose a variety that
will grow very tall and have lots of produce. Maintenance on
large trees is quite big though and pruning will involve the
use of ladders. For pots and containers etc dwarf varieties
are the best option. They will still give you a harvest
albeit not as large as a fully grown tree, but you will be
able to place more varieties next to each other. Pots
containing apple trees are extremely decorative too and will
brighten up a patio area.
in my eyes, are a must in every gardener's garden. Not
only colourful, decorative and tasty they are a vital
source of vitamin C and B and wonderful to use in the
kitchen. Indeed the varieties available today are a far
cry from the wild strawberries past generations enjoyed
but they are still delicious nonetheless. The Strawberry
tree, or arbutus (Arbutus unedo), produces bright
red fruits that resemble strawberries but their taste is
more suited to jams and preservatives than eating. Other
wild varieties such as the Alpine strawberry have fruits
that taste like vanilla.
known as the "apple of love" tomatoes
have always been a popular crop for the amateur and professional
gardener. Once regarded almost solely as a greenhouse crop, with the
development of new, hardier varieties you can now grow some
varieties outdoors. However it is important to remember that the
crop is native to a fairly hot dry climate.
cucumber has been around for some time,
originating from India it has been used in cooking for around
three thousand years. Cucumbers
like many other salad crops are at their best when
they are fresh. There is a noticeable difference in taste between my own and the ones
supplied by the supermarket.