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This blog is not for the faint hearted, or for the cooler mouths. This is all about HEAT and how you can bring an extra spice to your table with these 4 flowers, fruits, and veggies you can grow in your garden.

Rocket

This peppery salad leaf is not only one of the fastest veg to grow in your garden, but also packs a punch. If you aren’t a fan of overly spicy food, this is the perfect amount of kick whether it’s in a salad, in a sandwich or as a garnish for bruschetta.

Healthy arugula salad with vegetables
Small mustard plant growing in the garden.  Wood garden marker.

 

Mustard

Yes, you can grow your own mustard. Although it’s not commonly spoken about plant as a plant to grow in your garden, it is in fact one of the easiest crops to grow. You can grow it in the ground, or it can thrive in large containers. You can use it to make your own mustard, or the spicy flower, which is also edible, can be used as a garnish for salads.

Chillies

As hot as you like, there are so many different types of chillies you can grow in your own home. Whether it’s one little plant or a whole chilli wall, there are so many options, of level of spice, colour and size. If you are growing different types of chillies in one go, ensure you mark up the containers with the level of spice. You don’t want to get your mild mixed up with your extra hot!

Red chili peppers on the tree in garden.
Fresh summer salad with edible flowers nasturtium, borage flowers in a bowl.

Nasturtium

These beautiful edible flowers have a spicy flavour to them that can leave a hot taste in your mouth after eating. Easy to grow, they will add that extra kick to a salad or savoury dish. Why not stuff the flowers with rice or quinoa to make a spicy flower wrap?

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