Vegetable Growing

How To Dry Out Sage Leaves

How To Dry Out Sage Leaves

Sage is a herb that anyone can grow in their garden. It’s leaves are green grey colour with a silvery bloom covering. It’s one of our favourite herbs here at Saucepan Kids as it goes really well with pork and we do love roast pork and sausages. It always worth while drying it out because the flavour […]

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  17th September 2015   No comments
Vegetable treasure hunt

Vegetable treasure hunt

  Every year we try to plant out some vegetables in our beds. However unlike other years, this summer we had a big problem in our garden. Rabbits!! Yes, they’re really cute and lovely to look at but after you see 12 bunnies demolishing any new vegetables coming through, they quickly lose their appeal! After […]

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  10th August 2014   No comments
7 top tips for growing your own veg

7 top tips for growing your own veg

Have you ever thought about trying to grow some vegetables in your garden? You honestly don’t need to be an expert gardener, have ever watched a gardening programme or read a gardening book! You don’t need raised beds or any fancy equipment. Here’s our 7 top tips for growing your own veg: Decide what you […]

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  6th September 2013   2 comments
The peas are coming

The peas are coming

We are letting the kids have their own raised vegetable bed this year for them to plant, grow, cook and eat whatever they like. The first thing they all wanted to grow was peas, so we gave them a packet and sent them off to plant them. A month or so later is has become […]

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  4th July 2012   No comments
Grow your own strawberries – all gone!

Grow your own strawberries – all gone!

We have a fairly decent sized strawberry patch with a good number of plants in it. We don’t do massive amounts of looking after it (other than Granny’s annual weeding efforts which are much appreciated) and each year we get a good crop. I asked one of the kids to go up to patch and […]

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  27th June 2012   2 comments
Planting out salad leaves

Planting out salad leaves

There is nothing like being able to go out into the garden and get fresh leaves for salads. We’ve managed to get our first salad leaves in the raised beds and are now impatiently waiting for them to grow. It is not necessary to have raised beds to plant out salads so you don’t have to […]

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  9th April 2012   No comments
Planting out Potatoes

Planting out Potatoes

After much hard work we got our potatoes planted out on Sunday. Folklore has it that they should be in the ground before St. Patrick’s day (17th March) and we only missed this by a day – which I think is pretty good going for us! The plot they are in was all grass a […]

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  20th March 2012   No comments
Chitting Potatoes

Chitting Potatoes

We have to be very careful how we talk about this at home, it’s a very tricky word to get right, for obvious reasons! Before you plant potatoes outside, it’s a really good idea to allow them to ‘chit’ indoors first as it encourages the seed potatoes to sprout before planting. So here’s what you […]

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  15th March 2012   No comments
The rhubarb is growing

The rhubarb is growing

The mild start to the year has meant that the rhubarb is growing and well on the way this year, in fact it will not be long until we will be eating it – and posting some fantastic recipes. Rhubarb is one of our favourites, my son wanders up to the plants, breaks off a […]

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  4th March 2012   2 comments