Plant of the Month: Cape Gooseberry

Plant of the Month: Cape Gooseberry

What is that strange looking fruit? It looks like a little paper lantern! This is ‘Cape Gooseberry’, also know as ‘Peruvian Ground Cherry’, ‘Golden Berry’ or ‘Aztec Berry’. Sometimes, in USA, it is marketed as ‘Pichuberry’. It comes from South America, around Peru,...
Plant of the month: Peas

Plant of the month: Peas

Winter has been cold this year but it’s still possible to plant peas, both those used for shelling and those eaten pods and all, like snow peas (sometimes called ‘mangetout’, literally: “eat all”). Peas need a soil temperature of less...