Vegetable of the month

Peas – Guisante

June 27th, 2015|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

The Pea (guisante) is probably the most popular and common vegetable. Pea pods are botanically fruit, as they contain seeds and developed from the ovary of a (Pea) flower. It is a cool season crop grown in many parts of the world.  […]

Spinach – Espinacas

April 28th, 2015|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Spinach (Espinacas) is an edible flowering plantnative to central and south Western Asia. It is an annual plant (rarely biennial), which grows to a height of up to 30cm. Spinach may survive over-winter in temperate regions. […]

Celery – Apio

March 15th, 2015|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

In the past, Celery was only grown as a vegetable for winter and early spring, but now it is available for most of the year. It is used around the world as a vegetable for the crisp leaf stalk and is most commonly used in salads, but it is also a staple ingredient in many soups, such as chicken noodle soup. The leaves are strongly flavoured and are used less often, in soups and stews or as a dried herb. Harvesting occurs when the average size of Celery in a field is marketable and the fields are harvested only once. […]

Asparagus – esparrago

January 26th, 2015|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Asparagus grows most vigorously where it receives full sun all day and it requires protection from wind and a location where they won’t shade other parts of the garden with their tall foliage. They thrive in light, sandy, compost-enriched and weed-free soil. […]

Turnip – nabo

December 28th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

The whole of the Turnip can be eaten including the leaves, but it is the small, tender varieties that are grown for human consumption. The larger varieties are often used as feed for livestock and the roots provide a valuable energy source for young animals. […]

Leeks – Puerros

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

The Leek (puerro) is a vegetable that belongs, along with onion and garlic, to the genus Allium. The edible part of the leek plant is a bundle of leaf sheaths that is sometimes erroneously called a stem or stalk. […]