Sally Cunningham -  The person to ask about plants

Asian Vegetables


I have always been interested in growing the less usual. Living and working in Leicester, I found much inspiration in the local market and smaller shops, where a range of multicoloured mysterious produce is regularly on sale.

Working with the Plantcultures and Sowing New Seeds projects has allowed me to share knowledge with many talented growers, not only in Leicester but extending to Birmingham, London, Coventry and Nottingham.

Ever wondered what those different fruit and vegetables are?


Asian vegetables at Market

Asian Vegetables at the market.


Here are some of my favourites.. and youd be amazed how many of them can grow in the UK even in poor summers! Ive trial-grown almost all of them in this country over the last 10 years.

 

Karella Fruit Tindora Lemongrass Mountain Passion Fruit and Star Fruit

Karella Fruit

Tindora

Lemongrass

Mountain Passion Fruit and Star Fruit

Chick Peas growing Female Dudi Flower Loquat Flower Lablab papri flowering

Chick peas growing

Female Dudi Flower

Loquat Flowering

Flowering Lablab (papri)


If you want to know more, look on the Sowing New Seeds website www.sowingnewseeds.org.uk or buy my book, Asian Vegetables, published by Eco-Logic Press.

Sally Cunningham - the person to ask about plants.

© Sally Cunningham 2014