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Chillies

Chillies are the fiery cousins of the capsicum family. There are dozens of varieties, each with a unique character and flavour. Colour isn’t a good indicator of heat – size …

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Cherries

Cherries are closely related to apricots, plums, nectarines and peaches, which are collectively known as drupes, or more commonly known as stone fruit. They belong to the Prunus genus of …

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Celery

Celery is part of the Apiaceae family, along with celeriac, parsley, parsnip, carrots and fennel. Site and soil Celery originally grew in marsh land and has never lost its love …

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Carrots

What’s not to like about carrots? They have been my favourite food since I was a kid, they’re full of goodness, they just about look after themselves and they offer …

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Broad Beans

Although broad beans are from the Fabaceae family, they look different and grow differently to their bean cousins. They tend to be bushy, with square, hollow stems and without beany …

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Beetroot

Although it took me the best part of 25 years to discover it, fresh beetroot is tasty, versatile and packed with goodness. Can the can! Site and soil Beetroot like …