Lettuce. When I was a kid it came in 2 kinds – the crunchy one (iceberg) or that weird papery one! Today you don’t have to go to any special shops to find all sorts of different varieties at lots of different prices! There is absolutely no need to pay these hefty prices, lettuce is ridiculously easy to grow. All it needs is a bit of soil, some water and protection from slugs. It will even grow in the shade and underneath or in between other crops! We have absolutely loads of it at No17, our little allotment so here are our Top Tips for Growing & Eating Lettuce!
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Asparagus & Pea Spring Salad with Vegan Cheesy Toasts, an elegant lunch or easy to prepare starter for any occasion! Delicate Asparagus spears, fresh peas and crisp red onion are treated to a light drizzle of oil before being piled high on a slice of crunchy vegan cheesy toast! Delicious and all ready in the time it takes to make a slice of cheese on toast!
Asparagus is undoubtedly the Best of British Seasonal Veg. We’ve rounded up our Top Tips for Growing & Cooking Asparagus, based on our experiences of having a productive bed up at No17. Check out our ultimate collection of free from Asparagus recipes from The Peachicks’ Bakery and a little help from our Foodie Friends. Options for every dietary need including dairy free, egg free, vegan & Gluten Free too!
The Peachicks have been hard at work at No17 transforming it from a patch of weeds to a productive plot. In this post, Allotment Diaries #2 – You Chose a Plot… Now What? I’ll take you through our first couple of visits to our very own allotment and all the work we had to do before we could even consider what veggies to plant!
You may have noticed a fair few Instagram posts lately of us transforming a barren patch of land into our very own allotment. This first in a new series of posts, The Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries, is my way of recording this slice of Peachick history! Allotment Diaries #1 – Picking the Perfect Plot is our thoughts on choosing an allotment plot.