My mum has always been a bit of a gardener. I grew up eating strawberries and sugar snap peas that had grown in our back garden in summer, I remember a rhubarb plant growing in our very first house. Sometimes there would be bean sprouts growing in the airing cupboard. My granddad used to grow radishes and broad beans, and tomato plants in the greenhouse. To this day, I can't eat radishes without grinning.
Yet I can't grow a damn thing. I'm hoping a little delivery from The Gluttonous Gardener might help me. They turn their plants into a gift, and they're all for cooking - I'm always more likely to grow stuff that I can eat.
Fresh mint tea is one of my favourite things (and the world's best hangover cure). This Moroccan mint tea crate comes with your very own Moroccan mint plant, and you get those lovely glasses as well.
I adore Thai food and this little Thai crate is fantastic. Asda never has kaffir lime leaves, so why not grow your own? I have no idea if the fish sauce will be any good, but the palm sugar is a lovely addition.
I really want an orangery! This crate comes with two plants - one lemon tree and one Calamondin orange tree. I'd make everyone excellent cocktails if I had this.
The Gluttonous Gardener crates are gorgeous gift ideas. Prices are kicking around the £30-50 mark, but they're all so lovely. I'm lucky to have a garden in London, I'm going to start using it. Kicking off with that fig tree.