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Elderflower cordial – the taste of summer!

Elderflower Season Last year I made elderflower cordial for the first time and was so thrilled with the results that I shared it with you on Sow and So as soon as I possibly could. However, the elderflower season is fairly short and I was conscious of the fact that by the time I’d made…

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How Sweet Corn Grows: the fertilisation process

Cobs and Kernels Last week I talked to my Dutch friend Lotte. She had seen the beautiful sweet corn cobs from Bridget’s garden and asked me if I know how it actually grows. To my shame I had to admit that I didn’t. Funnily enough I’d never thought of asking myself this question and it…

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Leaving Herbs and Vegetables to Flower

First time Curiosity was the reason why I let a few of my herbs and vegetables run to flower. Never having seen a leek flower up close, I was ready to experiment… What I didn’t expect was that insects just love it! They conquer leek flowers, fight over the rights to parsley flowers and put…

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