Five Easy to Grow Unusual Edibles

As far as growing your own fruit and vegetables is concerned, variety is truly the spice of life! The great freedom of having any space at all in which to grow your own food is that you are completely free to grow anything that you please. Outside of the usual supermarket staples, there are countless…

How to Grow Cucamelons

Before I start, I am acutely aware that I am somewhat behind the times (or perhaps fashionably late!) in trying to grow Cucamelons. What was once a novelty fruit popularised by James Wong now seems to be available from all of the major seed companies. Although it’s the first year that I’ve been able to…

How to Grow Jerusalem Artichokes

Despite the name suggesting otherwise, Jerusalem Artichokes have nothing to do with Jerusalem and have very little in common with Globe Artichokes! What they certainly are however is one of the easiest vegetables I’ve ever grown. Jerusalem Artichokes (Helianthus Tuberosus) are knobbly irregular tubers which have a wonderfully earthy yet also sweet and slightly nutty…

How to Grow Kiwano

Before I start planning for next year, I want to first do a quick summary of some of the more exciting and unusual crops that I’ve grown this year. As possibly the weirdest, I’m going to start with alien space eggs or Kiwano. What is it? Kiwano (Cucumis Metuliferus) is known by a variety of…

Cucumber – Mandurian Round

My main aim for starting this blog was to keep a record of all the new things I’ve tried to grow each year in my allotment and greenhouse. So I thought I’d start with one of new varieties I’ve tried in my greenhouse this year; Cucumber – Mandurian Round. Possibly the most striking thing about…