One ticket, so many opportunities!
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Discover everything included in your Autumn Fair ticket! One ticket, a Fair-load of inspiration In this helpful guide you can uncover all the garden inspiration to be had with a ticket to the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair. BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW Three drop-in stages You don’t have to book, just drop in to hear from the experts at these stages during your visit:BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage – Frances Tophill, Arit Anderson, and Adam Frost will take centre stage at the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine stage with the magazine’s insightful editorial team, offering a wealth of valuable tips and tricks. Let’s Grow Stage – Eager to cultivate your own garden haven or just starting to sow seeds? Head over to the Let’s Grow stage for a bushel of grow-your-own inspiration and top tips from a variety of experts.In Conversation talks – Enjoy the intimate discussions in the Parterre Gardens, with ‘In Conversation’ talks throughout the day, hosted by TV presenter Chris Bavin. /*! elementor - v3.19.0 - 07-02-2024 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Drop-in tours & workshops There’s plenty at the Fair to jump in to without reservations!Capability Brown Landscape Tours – Have you ever contemplated a journey back to the 1760s? Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown can transport you there with an insightful tour of the grounds and its architecture. Reserve your spot on the day from the Customer Service desk.Dahlia Workshops – If the art of creating a flower bouquet intrigues you, here’s your chance to delve into it with dahlia workshops from Kim O’Brien. Head over the stand on the day to confirm your space.Sow Along – Looking to learn? Head to the Beautiful Borders for a daily sow-along at Cara, with seeds provided by Mr Fothergills – check the board by the Borders for timings. Explore all of Audley End Not only does your ticket give you access to the Autumn Fair, but also the chance to the spacious grounds and estate of one of England’s grandest mansions, Audley End House & Gardens!Audley End House – Whether you’re exploring the servant’s wing, state rooms, stables, kitchen garden or beautiful grounds, you’ll discover what life was like at a Victorian country house.The Gardens and Grounds – Take your four-legged friends on a walk around the impressive grounds, where you can find English Heritage gardens team and volunteers out and about to share growing tips and talk to visitors about the plants found in the gardens.Audley End’s cafes – Top up your energy and head to the Servant’s Hall Tea Room with its locally sourced delicious hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks. Or grab a light refreshment at the Cart Yard Café, handily located next to Children’s Play Area so you can enjoy a coffee while the kids play. Entertainment Enjoy live entertainment throughout your visit, with you’ll find toe-tapping tunes from the Bandstand. From soulful songs thanks to Jocee Duo to shanty covers from Shanty Buoys, and contemporary choir songs from Rock Choir (Sat/Sun), there’s something for everyone’s taste.Plus more to explore with:Street Food Alfresco BarBBC Good Food Market Some of the best ticket rates Choose the tickets that best suits your group, with options including:Under 5s go FREEFamily tickets available with up to two children going FREEFREE carer ticketsConcession prices for over 65s and NUS membersSpecial rates for English Heritage Members BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine subscribers save until 23 AugustBook here > Dogs welcome No need to leave furry friends behind – dogs on leads are welcome to the outside areas of the Fair! They’ll love the wide open parkland of Audley End, so make time to explore the Capability Brown landscape with them during your visit. With the exception of Guide and Assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted inside Audley End House. Garden inspiration Looking to be inspired for your own plot? Autumn Fair has it all for you to explore!Beautiful Borders – space-savvy ideas to make the most of your garden, designed by a bumper crop of garden designersShowcase Gardens – find inspiration for a productive garden throughout the colder monthsAPL Skills competition – new for 2023, two landscaping groups will be invited to compete in this year’s Association of Professional Landscapers’ (APL) competition at the Autumn Fair. English Heritage member perks If you’re an English Heritage member, don’t miss out on your perks: FREE parking (book at the same time as tickets) Voucher for a free BBC Magazine Flexible entry time Find out more here > So, what will you do first? Your ticket to BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair gives you access to a bumper crop of gardens, experts, fun activities, and inspiration. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just someone who loves soaking up the change in seasons, the Fair has something for everyone.Get ready to learn, explore, and have fun alongside fellow nature lovers at the Fair – the ultimate celebration of all things autumnal! 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10 top tips for your shed clean out
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10 top tips for your shed clean out Maintaining an organised and clean shed is essential for maximising its functionality and ensuring that your tools and equipment are easily accessible when you need them. A well-organised shed can save you time, reduce stress, and extend the lifespan of your tools.  In this blog, we’ll provide you with 10 top tips to help you efficiently clean and organise your shed, with a special focus on utilising the Autumn Fair stage product supplier, Regina Blitz kitchen roll, to keep your space spick and span. Flower for the Power of Bees by Nikki Hollier (Border in a Box) at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition 2019 1: Declutter first Before diving into the cleaning process, take the time to declutter your shed. AS difficult at this part can be, remove any items that you no longer need or use. This will create more space and make it easier to organise the remaining items. It will be worth it! 2: Sort and categorise Once you’ve decluttered, sort your belongings into categories. Group similar items together, such as gardening tools and outdoor equipment. This will help you create a clear plan for organisation. 3: Create zones Assign specific zones for different categories of items. For example, designate one aera for gardening tools and another for pots. This not only makes it easier to find what you need but also helps maintain order over time. Make do and mend by Andy Wright at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition, 2019 4: Invest in storage solutions Utilise shelves, hooks, pegboards, and bins to create efficient storage solutions. Wall-mounted hooks are perfect for hanging tools, while shelves and bins can hold smaller items neatly. The Sea Garden by Teasels Landscapes at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition, 2019 5: Use clear containers If you can, choose clear containers for smaller items. These allow you to see what’s inside without having to open them. 6: Label everything Label your storage containers, shelves, and hooks to ensure that items are returned to their proper place after use. This simple step can prevent clutter from accumulating over time. 7: Regular maintenance  Make shed organisation part of your gardening routine. A little maintenance goes a long way. To the Garden I Go, to Lose my Mind and Find my Soul, by Shona Lockeart, BBC Gardeners' World Live 2023 8: Floor space matters Maximise floor space by using wall-mounted storage options. This will keep your shed from feeling cramped and provides more room for larger items like your lawn mower. David Hurrion at The Garden Shed 50 Years On feature, BBC Gardeners' World Live 2018 9: Clean with Regina Blitz Our product supplier Regina Blitz kitchen roll is not just for the kitchen! Its also a versatile tool that can be used as part of your shed organisation. Use it to wipe down surfaces, clean tools, remove spiderwebs and even soak up spills. Its strength and absorbency make it an excellent choice for maintaining a clean and tidy shed. 10: Safety first Lastly, prioritise safety. Make sure you store your hazardous materials such as chemicals and sharp tools are secure and out of reach of your pets and children. Artemis Landscapes 'Living in Sync' Garden designed by Viv Seccombe, BBC Gardeners' World Live 2017 By following these top tips, you can transform your cluttered shed into a well-organised space in time for autumn. Don’t forget to include our product supplier Regina Blitz in your shed cleaning arsenal and start your journey of maintaining a clean and orderly workspace that can be enjoyed for years to come Garden inspiration at the Autumn Fair Find out what's on at the Autumn Fair
It’s the summer of cornflowers
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It's the summer of cornflowers We’ve got the perfect addition to your summer garden – cornflowers! Coming in deep blues and shades of pink, maroon and white, these ruffled flowers make a lovely addition to a border or garden path. With some tips from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, you’ll be able to get growing in no time. Need some more inspiration? If you visited BBC Gardeners’ World Live, you would have seen Paul Stone’s headline A Garden Fit for a King, which featured an array of beautiful cornflowers. Scroll below to see the gallery.What’s more, if you’re looking for even more garden inspiration for the season ahead, why not make a date for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Gardens from 1-3 September. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUTUMN FAIR Growing and caring for cornflowers Grow cornflowers in sun and well-drained soil, sowing seed directly into weed-free ground or into pots, in spring. Thin out the resulting seedlings. After that, little care is needed apart from deadheading to encourage more blooms. Grow cornflowers as a gap-filler in any bare spots in borders, as part of a seed mix to create an annual flowering meadow, or in pots. Well-drained soil is best, and sun for at least half the day. Cornflowers do best in soil with low fertility so there’s no need to add fertilizer or organic matter. Cornflowers in pots need a general-purpose , peat-free potting compost mixed with a third by volume of coarse grit. Shorter-growing varieties are best for pots as taller ones tend to flop without support. Be aware that cornflowers bloom for around 10-12 weeks, which isn’t as long as many summer-flowering bedding plants. Ideally, sow seeds directly where plants are to flower. Otherwise sow in seed trays and harden them off before planting out in spring, spaced 15cm apart.Remove faded flower heads to encourage more blooms to form. Once flowering is over, you can pull up and compost the plants, or leave them to self seed and provide food for birds such as goldfinches. PropagationCornflowers usually self-seed readily, but if you want to save the seed, collect it from the faded flowers. Store the seed in an envelope and sow from early spring to early summer, 0.5-1cm deep, either in drills, or simply by scattering the seed and lightly raking to cover with soil. Thin the resulting seedlings to 10-15cm apart. Making several sowings throughout spring will ensure a succession of flowers through summer.If ground or weather conditions do not permit outdoor sowing, an alternative is to sow in modular trays or small pots under cover in an unheated greenhouse or polythene tunnel. 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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUTUMN FAIR Garden inspiration at the Autumn Fair Find out what's on at the Autumn Fair
It’s the summer of cornflowers
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It's the summer of cornflowers The perfect plant for your summer garden – cornflowers! Coming in deep blues and shades of pink, maroon and white, these ruffled flowers make a lovely addition to a border or garden path. If you visited BBC Gardeners’ World Live, you would have seen Paul Stone’s headline A Garden Fit for a King, which overflowed with beautiful cornflowers. Scroll down to see the photo gallery.Read on for expert growing tips from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and, if you’re looking for more inspiration for the season ahead, get tickets for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Gardens from 1-3 September 2023. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUTUMN FAIR Growing and caring for cornflowers Grow cornflowers in sun and well-drained soil, sowing seed directly into weed-free ground or into pots, in spring. Thin out the resulting seedlings. After that, little care is needed apart from deadheading to encourage more blooms. Grow as a gap-filler in any bare spots in borders, as part of a seed mix to create an annual flowering meadow, or in pots. Well-drained soil is best, and sun for at least half the day. Cornflowers do best in soil with low fertility so there’s no need to add fertilizer or organic matter. Cornflowers in pots need a general-purpose , peat-free potting compost mixed with a third by volume of coarse grit. Shorter-growing varieties are best for pots as taller ones tend to flop without support. Be aware that cornflowers bloom for around 10-12 weeks, which isn’t as long as many summer-flowering bedding plants. Ideally, sow seeds directly where plants are to flower. Otherwise sow in seed trays and harden them off before planting out in spring, spaced 15cm apart.Remove faded flower heads to encourage more blooms to form. Once flowering is over, you can pull up and compost the plants, or leave them to self seed and provide food for birds such as goldfinches. PropagationCornflowers usually self-seed readily, but if you want to save the seed, collect it from the faded flowers. Store the seed in an envelope and sow from early spring to early summer, 0.5-1cm deep, either in drills, or simply by scattering the seed and lightly raking to cover with soil. Thin the resulting seedlings to 10-15cm apart. Making several sowings throughout spring will ensure a succession of flowers through summer.If ground or weather conditions do not permit outdoor sowing, an alternative is to sow in modular trays or small pots under cover in an unheated greenhouse or polythene tunnel. Read more about Paul Stone’s garden here. Get garden inspiration for the season ahead at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Gardens from 1-3 September – book tickets today! FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUTUMN FAIR Garden inspiration at the Autumn Fair Find out what's on at the Autumn Fair
It’s the summer of cornflowers
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It's the summer of cornflowers We’ve got the perfect addition to your summer garden – cornflowers! Coming in deep blues and shades of pink, maroon and white, these ruffled flowers make a lovely addition to a border or garden path. With some tips from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, you’ll be able to get growing in no time. Need some more inspiration? If you visited BBC Gardeners’ World Live, you would have seen Paul Stone’s headline A Garden Fit for a King, which featured an array of beautiful cornflowers. Scroll below to see the gallery.What’s more, if you’re looking for even more garden inspiration for the season ahead, why not make a date for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Gardens from 1-3 September. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUTUMN FAIR Growing and caring for cornflowers Grow cornflowers in sun and well-drained soil, sowing seed directly into weed-free ground or into pots, in spring. Thin out the resulting seedlings. After that, little care is needed apart from deadheading to encourage more blooms. Grow cornflowers as a gap-filler in any bare spots in borders, as part of a seed mix to create an annual flowering meadow, or in pots. Well-drained soil is best, and sun for at least half the day. Cornflowers do best in soil with low fertility so there’s no need to add fertilizer or organic matter. Cornflowers in pots need a general-purpose , peat-free potting compost mixed with a third by volume of coarse grit. Shorter-growing varieties are best for pots as taller ones tend to flop without support. Be aware that cornflowers bloom for around 10-12 weeks, which isn’t as long as many summer-flowering bedding plants. Ideally, sow seeds directly where plants are to flower. Otherwise sow in seed trays and harden them off before planting out in spring, spaced 15cm apart.Remove faded flower heads to encourage more blooms to form. Once flowering is over, you can pull up and compost the plants, or leave them to self seed and provide food for birds such as goldfinches. PropagationCornflowers usually self-seed readily, but if you want to save the seed, collect it from the faded flowers. Store the seed in an envelope and sow from early spring to early summer, 0.5-1cm deep, either in drills, or simply by scattering the seed and lightly raking to cover with soil. Thin the resulting seedlings to 10-15cm apart. Making several sowings throughout spring will ensure a succession of flowers through summer.If ground or weather conditions do not permit outdoor sowing, an alternative is to sow in modular trays or small pots under cover in an unheated greenhouse or polythene tunnel. Read more about Paul Stone’s garden here. Find garden inspiration for the season ahead at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House & Gardens from 1-3 September. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUTUMN FAIR Garden inspiration at the Autumn Fair Find out what's on at the Autumn Fair
Summer pruning tips
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Pruning apples this summer? Get top tips If you’ve got apple trees, don’t forget to prune them in the summer to regulate new growth on your plants and prevent diseases. With some help from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, we’ve got some top tips below to help you prune in the summer months. What’s more, there’ll be plenty of grow your own advice and tips at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair from 1-3 September at Audley End House & Gardens, Essex. On the Let’s Grow Stage, you’ll find be able to make the most of your apple harvest with Sara Ward. Find out how to press apples for juice and cider, and use the pulp for jelly and wine. let's grow stage BOOK TICKETS Tips for summer pruning Make sure you use the best tools for pruning – for clean cuts that heal quickly. Avoid loppers, as they can bruise the stems.Avoid pruning fruiting spurs on your apple tree. These spurs are often short and stubby with closely spaced leaves. If your fruiting spurs are bunched too closley together, cut away the old branches to open up the branches and allow better air circulation. Remove stems that clearly must go: anything dead, diseased or damaged, and any upright shoots growing above the top tier of branches. Shoots that will need pruning are produced from the main branches and will have been produced this year. Cut these back to within three to four leaves of last year’s growth. The upright shoots should be around 18-23m long. Cut just above a leaf joint, at an angle away from it. Shorten all side shoots and leave unpruned ones where needed to extend the main framework of the tree. Where shoots have developed from laterals that were pruned last year, cut this year’s growth back to one leaf. Prune your apple tree with the aim of spacing the knobbly fruiting spurs around 10cm apart to avoid overcrowded spurs and allowing better air flow to the plant. Don’t miss the Let’s Grow Stage at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair where you’ll find be able to make the most of your apple harvest with Sara Ward. Find out how to press apples for juice and cider, and use the pulp for jelly and wine. BOOK TICKETS Find out more about the Let's Grow Stage Find out what's on at the Autumn Fair
Summer pruning tips
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Pruning apples this summer? Get top tips If you’ve got apple trees, don’t forget to prune them in the summer to regulate new growth on your plants and prevent diseases. With some help from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, we’ve got some top tips below to help you prune in the summer months. What’s more, there’ll be plenty of grow your own advice and tips at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair from 1-3 September at Audley End House & Gardens, Essex. On the Let’s Grow Stage, you’ll find be able to make the most of your apple harvest with Sara Ward. Find out how to press apples for juice and cider, and use the pulp for jelly and wine. let's grow stage BOOK TICKETS Tips for summer pruning Make sure you use the best tools for pruning – for clean cuts that heal quickly. Avoid loppers, as they can bruise the stems.Avoid pruning fruiting spurs on your apple tree. These spurs are often short and stubby with closely spaced leaves. If your fruiting spurs are bunched too closley together, cut away the old branches to open up the branches and allow better air circulation. Remove stems that clearly must go: anything dead, diseased or damaged, and any upright shoots growing above the top tier of branches. Shoots that will need pruning are produced from the main branches and will have been produced this year. Cut these back to within three to four leaves of last year’s growth. The upright shoots should be around 18-23m long. Cut just above a leaf joint, at an angle away from it. Shorten all side shoots and leave unpruned ones where needed to extend the main framework of the tree. Where shoots have developed from laterals that were pruned last year, cut this year’s growth back to one leaf. Prune your apple tree with the aim of spacing the knobbly fruiting spurs around 10cm apart to avoid overcrowded spurs and allowing better air flow to the plant. Don’t miss the Let’s Grow Stage at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair where you’ll find be able to make the most of your apple harvest with Sara Ward. Find out how to press apples for juice and cider, and use the pulp for jelly and wine. BOOK TICKETS Find out more about the Let's Grow Stage Find out what's on at the Autumn Fair
Summer pruning tips
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Pruning apples this summer? Get top tips If you’ve got apple trees, don’t forget to prune them in the summer to regulate new growth on your plants and prevent diseases. With some help from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, we’ve got some top tips below to help you prune in the summer months. What’s more, there’ll be plenty of grow your own advice and tips at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair from 1-3 September at Audley End House & Gardens, Essex. On the Let’s Grow Stage, you’ll find be able to make the most of your apple harvest with Sara Ward. Find out how to press apples for juice and cider, and use the pulp for jelly and wine. let's grow stage BOOK TICKETS Tips for summer pruning Make sure you use the best tools for pruning – for clean cuts that heal quickly. Avoid loppers, as they can bruise the stems.Avoid pruning fruiting spurs on your apple tree. These spurs are often short and stubby with closely spaced leaves. If your fruiting spurs are bunched too closley together, cut away the old branches to open up the branches and allow better air circulation. Remove stems that clearly must go: anything dead, diseased or damaged, and any upright shoots growing above the top tier of branches. Shoots that will need pruning are produced from the main branches and will have been produced this year. Cut these back to within three to four leaves of last year’s growth. The upright shoots should be around 18-23m long. Cut just above a leaf joint, at an angle away from it. Shorten all side shoots and leave unpruned ones where needed to extend the main framework of the tree. Where shoots have developed from laterals that were pruned last year, cut this year’s growth back to one leaf. Prune your apple tree with the aim of spacing the knobbly fruiting spurs around 10cm apart to avoid overcrowded spurs and allowing better air flow to the plant. Don’t miss the Let’s Grow Stage at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair where you’ll find be able to make the most of your apple harvest with Sara Ward. Find out how to press apples for juice and cider, and use the pulp for jelly and wine. BOOK TICKETS Find out more about the Let's Grow Stage Find out what's on at the Autumn Fair
GYO rocket
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Grow your own tips for rocketing success Rocket boasts zesty, peppery foliage, perfect for adding a kick to your salads. Try growing your own and adding them into a delicious Mushroom ricotta tart recipe as seen on the Big Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer this year. While the optimal sowing period is from March to September, you can still achieve a bountiful harvest of flavorful leaves even with later plantings. Pluck the tender leaves as required, relishing in abundant harvests that can span weeks. To ensure an uninterrupted supply, sow seeds every fortnight during the spring and summer seasons. As autumn draws near, safeguard your arugula plants from chilly temperatures by draping them with layers of horticultural fleece. This protective measure could extend your harvesting period right up until the initial frost sets in.We’ve paired some top tips from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine with the tart recipe below!Looking for even more grow your own inspiration? Book a day out at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair from 1-3 September at Audley End House & Gardens, Essex. Make a beeline for the Let’s Grow Stage to dig into plenty of grow your own talks and inspiration. let's grow stage BOOK TICKETS Growing rocket in containers is straightforward. Start by filling a pot or suitable container, leaving a small gap below the rim, with damp, peat-free, all-purpose compost. Sow the rocket seeds with care, maintaining a recommended spacing of approximately 3cm between each seed. Gently overlay a thin compost layer, then delicately water the seeds using a watering can equipped with a rose attachment. This ensures the seeds are adequately moistened without disruption. Use a string or cord to delineate the planting row. Sow in a straight line 1m-2m long. Sowing in a straight line will enable you to pick out any weed seedlings.  A packet of rocket seeds typically contains an ample supply – often sufficient for sowing a row spanning up to 6m long. You may end up with a large harvest of rocket if sown all at once. Sow a small quantity at a time regularly for a prolonged harvesting window. Sow your rocket seeds thinly along the row, spacing them out evenly 3cm apart. Water the seeds in well. Mushroom ricotta tart As seen on the Summer Kitchen with Helena Busiakiewicz at the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2023. Recipe credit: BBC Good Food Magazine. Serves 41 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry2 tbsp olive oil525g family pack mushrooms2 garlic gloves, 1 finely sliced, 1 crushed250g tub ricottagood grating of nutmeg1/4 small pack of parsley, leaves only and roughly chopped50g rocket MethodHeat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and place a baking tray inside. Unroll the pastry onto a piece of baking paper and score a border around the pastry around 1.5cm in from the edge. Place the pastry (on the paper) on the baking tray and cook for 10-15mins.Heat the oil in a large lidded pan and cook the mushrooms for 2-3mins, with the lid on. Remove the lid and add the sliced garlic and cook for 1 min to get rid of excess liquid.Mix the crushed garlic with the ricotta and nutmeg and season well. Remove the pastry from the oven and gently push down the risen centre. Spread over the ricotta mixture and spoon on the mushrooms and garlic. Bake for 5 mins and then scatter over your parsley and rocket to serve. Book a day out at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair from 1-3 September at Audley End House & Gardens, Essex. Make a beeline for the Let’s Grow Stage to dig into plenty of grow your own talks and inspiration. BOOK TICKETS Find out more about the Let's Grow Stage BBC Good Food Market
GYO rocket
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Grow your own tips for rocketing success Rocket boasts zesty, peppery foliage, perfect for adding a kick to your salads. Try growing your own and adding them into a delicious Mushroom ricotta tart recipe as seen on the Big Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer this year. While the optimal sowing period is from March to September, you can still achieve a bountiful harvest of flavorful leaves even with later plantings. Pluck the tender leaves as required, relishing in abundant harvests that can span weeks. To ensure an uninterrupted supply, sow seeds every fortnight during the spring and summer seasons. As autumn draws near, safeguard your arugula plants from chilly temperatures by draping them with layers of horticultural fleece. This protective measure could extend your harvesting period right up until the initial frost sets in.We’ve paired some top tips from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine with the tart recipe below!Looking for even more grow your own inspiration? Book a day out at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair from 1-3 September at Audley End House & Gardens, Essex. Make a beeline for the Let’s Grow Stage to dig into plenty of grow your own talks and inspiration. let's grow stage BOOK TICKETS Growing rocket in containers is straightforward. Start by filling a pot or suitable container, leaving a small gap below the rim, with damp, peat-free, all-purpose compost. Sow the rocket seeds with care, maintaining a recommended spacing of approximately 3cm between each seed. Gently overlay a thin compost layer, then delicately water the seeds using a watering can equipped with a rose attachment. This ensures the seeds are adequately moistened without disruption. Use a string or cord to delineate the planting row. Sow in a straight line 1m-2m long. Sowing in a straight line will enable you to pick out any weed seedlings.  A packet of rocket seeds typically contains an ample supply – often sufficient for sowing a row spanning up to 6m long. You may end up with a large harvest of rocket if sown all at once. Sow a small quantity at a time regularly for a prolonged harvesting window. Sow your rocket seeds thinly along the row, spacing them out evenly 3cm apart. Water the seeds in well. Mushroom ricotta tart As seen on the Summer Kitchen with Helena Busiakiewicz at the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2023.Recipe credit: BBC Good Food Magazine. Serves 41 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry2 tbsp olive oil525g family pack mushrooms2 garlic gloves, 1 finely sliced, 1 crushed250g tub ricottagood grating of nutmeg1/4 small pack of parsley, leaves only and roughly chopped50g rocket MethodHeat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and place a baking tray inside. Unroll the pastry onto a piece of baking paper and score a border around the pastry around 1.5cm in from the edge. Place the pastry (on the paper) on the baking tray and cook for 10-15mins.Heat the oil in a large lidded pan and cook the mushrooms for 2-3mins, with the lid on. Remove the lid and add the sliced garlic and cook for 1 min to get rid of excess liquid.Mix the crushed garlic with the ricotta and nutmeg and season well. Remove the pastry from the oven and gently push down the risen centre. Spread over the ricotta mixture and spoon on the mushrooms and garlic. Bake for 5 mins and then scatter over your parsley and rocket to serve. Book a day out at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair from 1-3 September at Audley End House & Gardens, Essex. Make a beeline for the Let’s Grow Stage to dig into plenty of grow your own talks and inspiration. BOOK TICKETS Find out more about the Let's Grow Stage BBC Good Food Market
GYO tips for rocketing success
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Grow your own tips for rocketing success Rocket boasts zesty, peppery foliage, perfect for adding a kick to your salads. Try growing your own and adding them into a delicious Mushroom ricotta tart recipe as seen on the Big Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show Summer this year. While the optimal sowing period is from March to September, you can still achieve a bountiful harvest of flavorful leaves even with later plantings. Pluck the tender leaves as required, relishing in abundant harvests that can span weeks. To ensure an uninterrupted supply, sow seeds every fortnight during the spring and summer seasons. As autumn draws near, safeguard your arugula plants from chilly temperatures by draping them with layers of horticultural fleece. This protective measure could extend your harvesting period right up until the initial frost sets in.We’ve paired some top tips from our friends at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine with the tart recipe below!Looking for even more grow your own inspiration? Book a day out at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair from 1-3 September at Audley End House & Gardens, Essex. Make a beeline for the Let’s Grow Stage to dig into plenty of grow your own talks and inspiration. let's grow stage BOOK TICKETS Growing rocket in containers is straightforward. Start by filling a pot or suitable container, leaving a small gap below the rim, with damp, peat-free, all-purpose compost. Sow the rocket seeds with care, maintaining a recommended spacing of approximately 3cm between each seed. Gently overlay a thin compost layer, then delicately water the seeds using a watering can equipped with a rose attachment. This ensures the seeds are adequately moistened without disruption. Use a string or cord to delineate the planting row. Sow in a straight line 1m-2m long. Sowing in a straight line will enable you to pick out any weed seedlings.  A packet of rocket seeds typically contains an ample supply – often sufficient for sowing a row spanning up to 6m long. You may end up with a large harvest of rocket if sown all at once. Sow a small quantity at a time regularly for a prolonged harvesting window. Sow your rocket seeds thinly along the row, spacing them out evenly 3cm apart. Water the seeds in well. Mushroom ricotta tart As seen on the Summer Kitchen with Helena Busiakiewicz at the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2023. Recipe credit: BBC Good Food Magazine. Serves 41 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry2 tbsp olive oil525g family pack mushrooms2 garlic gloves, 1 finely sliced, 1 crushed250g tub ricottagood grating of nutmeg1/4 small pack of parsley, leaves only and roughly chopped50g rocket MethodHeat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and place a baking tray inside. Unroll the pastry onto a piece of baking paper and score a border around the pastry around 1.5cm in from the edge. Place the pastry (on the paper) on the baking tray and cook for 10-15mins.Heat the oil in a large lidded pan and cook the mushrooms for 2-3mins, with the lid on. Remove the lid and add the sliced garlic and cook for 1 min to get rid of excess liquid.Mix the crushed garlic with the ricotta and nutmeg and season well. Remove the pastry from the oven and gently push down the risen centre. Spread over the ricotta mixture and spoon on the mushrooms and garlic. Bake for 5 mins and then scatter over your parsley and rocket to serve. Book a day out at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair from 1-3 September at Audley End House & Gardens, Essex. Make a beeline for the Let’s Grow Stage to dig into plenty of grow your own talks and inspiration. BOOK TICKETS Find out more about the Let's Grow Stage BBC Good Food Market

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