Growing Spinach From Seed Without It Bolting

GROWING SPINACH FROM SEED WITHOUT IT BOLTING

Spinach is a really wonderful vegetable that has a variety of uses; young leaves are ideal for summer salads with the larger autumn and winter leaves being perfect for boiling or omlets. When it comes to growing your own spinach there a few things that you need to watch out for but with some careful planning … 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 HUGE Benefits Of Growing In Soil Blocks

The HUGE Benefits Of Growing In Soil Blocks

Over the past few years I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about soil blocks, they have become very popular with market gardeners and were recently featured by Monty Don on BBC Gardeners World. Over the past few weeks I have been trying one out for myself to see if they are really as good … 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

How To Grow Courgette Plants For HUGE Harvests

How To Grow Courgette Plants For HUGE Harvests

Courgettes are one of the most productive crops that vegetable gardeners can grow, one plant can easily produce twenty or more courgettes in just one season. Even with just a few plants you’ll have courgettes coming out of your ears by August! Most families would really struggle to eat the harvests from two courgette plants. … Read more

Growing Cauliflower Plants For Summer & Autumn Harvests

Growing Cauliflower Plants For Summer & Autumn Harvests

Cauliflowers are a wonderful crop to grow in the garden, contrary to popular belief they are actually quite easy to grow if cared for correctly. If you are worried about growing cauliflowers for the first time or have had problems in the past you can make a few changes that will help grow large cauliflower … Read more

How To Grow, Plant & Harvest Your Own Delicious Sweetcorn

How To Grow Sweetcorn

The incredible taste of freshly harvested sweetcorn is something that can never be replicated in the supermarket. Sweetcorn has a reputation for being very difficult to grow, but this guide will teach you how to grow sweetcorn from seed successfully. From commercial hybrids, heritage varieties, coloured and mini sweetcorn there are a lot of different … Read more

Planting & Growing Broad Beans For Bumper Early Harvests

Planting & Growing Broad Beans For Bumper Early Harvests

Broad beans are one of the earliest crops to be sown in the vegetable garden. You can plant broad bean seeds in many areas in October for harvests in early June when there still isn’t many staple crops ready to harvest. Growing broad beans for early harvests can be quite tricky but this article will … Read more