Growing your own is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding things you can do in the garden and the good news is that contrary to popular belief, you really don’t need acres of space to start reaping the benefits of what you grow.
Alternatively, grow your food indoors – read our 11 Super Easy Edible Indoor Plants.
Here are our top ten tips to help you succeed
Techniques to preserve your harvest
Freezing is by far the easiest way of preserving your fruit and veg. The two main things to consider are to freeze your produce as quickly as possible and to use proper freezer bags or containers – as this way you will prevent large ice crystals forming and will ensure your produce is as good as the day it was picked.
When we think of pickling, we may just think about shop-bought chutneys that go well with cheese but pickling opens up an abundance of new tastes and flavours that are just waiting to be discovered. From pickling whole vegetables like green beans and okra to slicing carrots, chopping cauliflower florets, tomatoes, cucumber, radishes and more, pickling really do bring food to life.
Try our recipe for homemade sauerkraut to preserve any left-over cabbage.