How To Grow Tomatoes From Seed (including best tomato varieties!)

How To Grow Tomatoes From Seed (including best tomato varieties!)

It’s hard to beat the taste of home grown tomatoes harvested fresh from the garden. No wonder tomatoes are one of the first crops most vegetable gardeners begin growing when they are so easy to grow, so productive and have some incredible varieties. The first step when growing tomatoes is selecting the right variety, there … Read more

How To Grow Lettuce For (Almost) Year Round Harvests

How To Grow Lettuce For (Almost) Year Round Harvests

With some planning, regular planting and correct variety selection it’s possible to grow lettuce all year round. With the protection of a greenhouse, cloche or fleece you can have lettuce growing into the coldest winters. Most lettuce are ready to begin harvesting in 50 days with cut and come again or leaf lettuce varieties often … Read more

Growing Peas, Planting Peas & How To Build A Pea Trellis

Growing Peas, Planting Peas & How To Build A Pea Trellis

Peas harvested fresh from the garden are one of the reasons we garden, the taste of peas straight from the veg plot are delicious and incredibly sweet, like nothing you can ever dream of buying in the supermarket. In this article you will discover step by step how to grow your own peas from seed … Read more

Growing Leeks From Seed & How To Plant Leek Seedlings

Growing Leeks From Seed & How To Plant Leek Seedlings

It’s hard to find a better crop to grow in the vegetable garden, leeks are ready for harvesting deep in the winter, the seeds are cheap, plants require almost no maintenance and suffer from essentially no diseases. In this article I’ll teach you the secrets to growing leeks from seed and how to get really … Read more

The COMPLETE Potato Growing Guide (step by step)

The COMPLETE Potato Growing Guide (step by step)

Potatoes are a staple in most allotments or veg plots, fresh new potatoes taste delicious straight from the garden with maincrop potatoes providing a good storage crop over the winter months. The main method of planting potatoes hasn’t changed for decades, the simple method of planting potatoes in well prepared ground and hilled up is … Read more

Planting & Growing Garlic Bulbs (with photos)

Planting and Growing Garlic Bulbs

Growing your own garlic is is a good place to start if you are new to vegetable gardening. Home grown garlic is very easy to grow as well as having some amazing health benefits. Along with being easy to grow garlic also takes up very little space and is rarely affected by any pests or … Read more

The Secrets To Growing Cucumber Plants Successfully In The UK

The Secrets To Growing Cucumber Plants Successfully In The UK

Cucumbers are by far the most difficult vegetable to grow in our climate. Vegetable gardening is all about the challenge and getting a good crop of cucumbers really does show how good of a gardener you are. This might make you wonder why grow cucumbers in the vegetable garden at all? Well the taste, texture … Read more

How To Grow Brussels Sprout Plants

How To Grow Brussels Sprout Plants

For many old gardeners brussels sprouts are considered to be an essential winter crop in the garden. Unlike the old sprout varieties the modern F1 hybrids are sweeter and more tender than ever making them idea for new vegetable gardeners to grow. Brussels sprouts are tough plants that are fairly easy to grow if you … Read more

How To Grow Climbing And Dwarf French Beans For Early Harvests

How To Grow Climbing And Dwarf French Beans For Early Harvests

French beans are delicious tasting and very easy to grow no matter whether you have a large allotment or tiny garden. French beans are far easier to grow and provide support for than runner beans and although they are slightly less productive the taste is generally better and the beans stringless. In this article you … Read more