Spring 2021: Growing Notes

In the UK, the clocks rolled back to daylight saving time on Sunday 28th March, and Easter is upon us. In my world, that means one thing… it’s time to plant some seeds! Last weekend, I dug out my propagator and some pots, gave them a good wash and hunted out some compost. This time…

Garlic & basil pesto

This pesto is delicious, featuring tangy garlic, fragrant fresh basil, and a zingy hit of lemon. Best of all, it is super easy to whip up – it only requires three steps to make! Enjoy this with pasta, as an accompaniment for Minestrone or Tuscan bean soup, or simply spread on a slice of sourdough…

Parsley sauce

Meet Patrick the parsley plant! It has been 56 days since I first planted the parsley seeds that I bought from the Seed Co-operative, and they have been doing pretty well. Patrick parsley has been giving me a lot of joy to look at as he has been growing on my windowsill. I’ll definitely be…

Growing cress

Cress is really quick and easy to grow as an indoor salad crop and can be grown all year round. I like to wash out and save food packaging that I might find a handy use for in future. Poor Mr Salford Kitchen has to navigate various stacked crates of clear plastic trays, glass jars,…

P is for parsley, and for pak choi

In March 2020, I found myself working from home full-time and with more time on my hands than usual. Like many people, I developed an interest in growing a few herbs and vegetables. I successfully started some seeds off, however at the stage of planting my young seedlings in containers in the garden, a few…