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Block Planting Your Vegetables
Block Planting Your Vegetables
We examine how block planting your vegetables can free up valuable space and allow you to use minimal space to grow large crops...
Companion Planting for Your Vegetables
Companion Planting for Your Vegetables
Companion planting is the technique of selecting ‘helpful’ plants to support your crops. By planning your patch in this way, you can attract predatory insects and…...
Growing Beans
Growing Beans
Bush or pole, green, yellow, or shell, you can't go wrong adding beans to your garden....
Growing Brassicas
Growing Brassicas
This article discusses how to grow brassicas, including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts....
Growing Carrots and Potatoes
Growing Carrots and Potatoes
This article discusses how to grow carrots and potatoes. It discusses preparing seed potatoes, planting potatoes in a trench and hilling....
Growing Greenhouse Vegetables
Growing Greenhouse Vegetables
Tender vegetables can be grown in greenhouses. Tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, cucumbers, melons and herbs can all be successfully grown in a greenhouse....
Growing Herbs and Salads Indoors
Growing Herbs and Salads Indoors
If you don’t have any outdoor space - or if you want to try extending your salad crops through the colder months - then indoor growing might be the answer....
Growing Onions
Growing Onions
This article discusses how to grow onions from sets, seeds, or transplants. It also describes the difference between short-day, intermediate-day and long-day varieties....
Growing Root Vegetables
Growing Root Vegetables
This article discusses how to grow root vegetables including radishes, beetroot, turnips, and swedes....
Growing Squash and Pumpkins
Growing Squash and Pumpkins
This article discusses how to grow squash, including summer squash, winter squash, and pumpkins. It also includes instructions on how to make squash hills....
Growing Unusual Vegetables
Growing Unusual Vegetables
From Jerusalem artichokes to sweet potatoes, there’s a choice of new gourmet vegetables on the market. Take your pick and try something a little unusual on your…...
Growing Vegetables, Month by Month
Growing Vegetables, Month by Month
Finding it difficult to keep up with the allotment jobs every month? Here’s our monthly planner for growing vegetables on your patch....
Hydroponic Gardening
Hydroponic Gardening
While hydroponic gardening may seem space age, it's an ancient art of growing plants without soil....
Looking After Your Corn
Looking After Your Corn
This article discusses how to grow corn and discusses different types of sweet corn including normal sugar (su), sugar-enhanced (se), and supersweet ("shrunken" or SH2)....
Permaculture Vegetables and How to Grow Them
Permaculture Vegetables and How to Grow Them
Permaculture vegetable growing requires a change of mindset as well as different crops to grow. This fascinating philosophy is based on ancient principles of land…...
Planting Peas
Planting Peas
This article discusses how to grow peas in raised beds, trenches and rows. Varieties of shell, snap and snow peas are profiled, as well as early, midseason and late…...
Seed Saving
Seed Saving
Seed saving is cost effective, fun and good for the future of the planet....
Square Foot Gardening
Square Foot Gardening
Square Foot gardening is a popular way to grow food in small spaces, and it can be simple to get started too....
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