I have a real passion for heritage veg. These are varieties that have stood the test of time and produce amazing crops. They are also what my grandad used to grow, that taste takes me straight back to helping him in the garden as a child.
On the allotment
On my allotment I’m experimenting with several rare heritage varieties of lettuce, beetroot, onion and squash, hoping that we can offer them in future catalogues. I like to grow all the varieties in the range so I know what they taste like and how they perform. I’m building a large fruit cage for raspberries at the moment, and trialling some raised beds to save my back!
Find out more at Rob Smith's Heritage Veg Plant Range!
On cut flowers
Flower growing is addictive, from easy to grow calendula and borage, to the more particular larkspur. There are companion plants to help encourage insects, flowers to use for cooking and of course, plenty of beautiful flowers to grow, cut and enjoy. Try the stunning lilies or the incredibly productive Zinnia. But whatever you grow, enjoy them!
Find out more at Flower Arranging with Rob Smith!