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One in four Britons grow their own vegetables

Many Britons now grow their own potatoes

The 'grow your own' trend has really taken off, with new research suggesting that many people are now producing their own vegetables to use in their creative cuisine.

Consumer group Which? found that 24 per cent of people are now growing their own vegetables, with the majority saying they are keen to save money in the face of rising food prices.

The survey, which questioned 1,009 people in June 2011, also found that 33 per cent were prompted to grow their own in a bid to eat more healthily.

Meanwhile, 22 per cent said they had less disposable income to spend on food.

One of the most popular vegetables to grow at home is the humble potato, according to recent research by the Horticultural Trades Association.

However, despite the pervasiveness of potatoes in Britons' meals, they certainly need not be boring.

For instance, cooks may like to try their hand at potatoes dauphinoise - a delicious French dish containing milk, double cream, garlic and ground nutmeg.

Another tasty way to prepare potatoes is as spiced wedges, flavoured with madras mild curry powder or mesquite seasoning.

Related Products: Ground Nutmeg, Madras Mild Curry Powder, Mesquite Seasoning

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