Fancy home-grown carrots, chard, coriander or cabbage? This is all you need to know
First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples such as jacket spuds, peas or onions. Instead, go for favourites that don’t store well, are hard to come by or are best eaten minutes after harvesting: new potatoes, baby carrots, sweetcorn, pak choi, yellow courgettes, garlic chives and edible flowers.
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