Spring is here; it's time to grow your own!
With spring just beginning, you might want to think about turning a portion of your garden into a fruit and vegetable patch. It won't just look good and keep you busy, it will give you the inspiration for a range of home-cooked meals that will be healthy, organic and they'll give you an excuse to break out your new Prestige pans and
bakeware to get really creative.
Of course your garden will look the part with the colourful fruits and vegetables springing from the ground, it will give you a sense of pride and it can even be used as a valuable lesson for the children as it teaches them the basics of horticulture. It can also save you money and you'll get the chance to get the family recipes out to create some true British classics.
Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:
1. Fruity fun
Once you get the bug for making these, you'll fall in love with the process and the taste. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and just about anything else can be turned into a jam, while savoury chutneys can transform an average meal into something truly unique. It's a simple matter of boiling down the ingredients with sugar, check out our pressure cooker strawberry jam recipe
2. Spruce up the salad
Rediscover the humble vegetable by growing your own. If you've put that much love into growing them, then you'll want to do them justice and come up with a vast number of ways to serve them up, next to a piece of meat. You can make soups, ratatouille and more - who knows, your veg might be so tasty you turn your back on meat altogether!
Check out our guide to growing courgettes here.,
3. Windowsill wonders
Turn a windowsill over to growing pepper and chilli plants to bring an exotic touch to your cooking and a spectacular splash of colour to your home.
Looking for a place to start? Grow your own cress is 7 days with our easy to follow guide
With a little planning, you can turn your garden into a whirlwind of colour and flavour. Tell us what you're growing in your garden this spring over on our