Growing Radishes

Radishes are quick to crop and easy to grow meaning they are an ideal vegetable for children, new gardeners and experienced gardeners alike to grow. Radishes grow quickly and trouble-free in most situations, usually maturing within three

Growing Parsnips

Not many people grow parsnips, over the last few years, parsnips have become less and less popular. I was just reading through one of the seed catalogues and the particular company now sells one variety of Parsnip, last year they sold 7.

Growing Lettuce

Lettuce is such an easy vegetable to grow, extremely popular with gardeners who grow in containers and small vegetable gardens it is a must grow for every gardener. The fact that within 6 weeks you could be harvesting your vegetables

Growing Leeks

Leeks are a fairly easy vegetable to grow and one of the mildest tasting vegetable in the onion family. Rather than producing a bulb, as most onions do, leeks are grown for their long stems with the white and pale green parts of the stems

Growing Swiss Chard / Leaf Beet

Swiss Chard also is known as Leaf Beet and Seakale Beet is quickly becoming an extremely popular and very desirable vegetable to grow. A good source of beta carotene and so easy to grow the brightly coloured leafy stalks look fabulous in

Growing Onions

When growing onions it is best to grow them from sets, these are immature bulbs that have been grown especially for planting. There are several advantages over growing from seeds, onion sets are much quicker growing, they are less likely

Growing French Beans

French beans are delicious. The tasty beans are picked while still small and when cooked that size they taste out of this world. I don’t think British gardeners give this vegetable the praise it deserves, it still seems that runner beans

Growing Swedes

This is one of the easiest vegetables to grow as sowing and looking after the plants is straightforward. Another reason why Swedes are grown so much is that they are ready for harvesting when no other crop is available. Very similar to

Top 10 French Bean Varieties

French beans are self-pollinating, very prolific and an incredibly easy vegetable to grow. Available as either a climbing bean (pole bean) or dwarf bean (bush bean). Here are some of our favourite varieties. Blue Lake A climbing

Growing Turnips

Turnips are not the large woody vegetable people suggest they are, home-grown turnips are a really tasty vegetable that is easy to grow. The secret not to having ‘woody’ turnips is to harvest and eat them while they are still small.
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