Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening

Raised Garden Beds – How to Build Them for Better Vegetables

Raised garden beds have been used for centuries and with good reason – they’re not only better for all the vegetables that you intend to grow but they’re also easier on your back – built at an appropriate level raised beds can help reduce the aches and pains produced by kneeling or bending over a vegetable patch. They can be built using wood, landscaping ties, decorative paving slabs, or stone – with or without mortar (use your imagination for other materials). They should be no wider than […]

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Fish With Home Grown Vegetables

Cod – For Broccoli and Green Beans (Chips too Of Course!) Many home grown vegetables make a wonderful accompaniment to fish dishes, and both can be used together to create deliciously healthy meals. Fish is high in protein, low in fat and provides a range of health benefits; such as maintaining a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure and aides healthy brain development. In particular, white fish is lower in fat than any other source of animal protein and oily fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids. […]

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How To Grow Cauliflower

It’s worth learning how to grow cauliflower properly, it’s popular, tasty and nourishing! A more difficult vegetable to grow but most failure is due to poor preparation. So your first prioroity when you first learn how to grow cauliflower is to make sure you give them a rich and deep soil during the growing season – with no check in the cauliflowers growth. Let me emphasise this point – proper soil preparation, careful planting and regular watering are not only very important but essential. Failure to carry […]

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Learn How to Grow Carrots – a Versatile and Delicious Vegetable

Learning how to grow carrots for harvesting at peak freshness is the only way to fully experience the health benefits of carrots… Soil preparation is essential for growing carrots. This vegetable prefers a light soil that’s not to stony, get this right and they are easy to grow and care for. Once you know how to grow carrots everybody in the family will enjoy this all-round vegetable. Rich in vitamin A and Calcium and an excellent source of fibre for you and your family, carrots are delicious […]

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How to Grow Tomatoes – Tomato Growing Tips and Instructions

These tomato growing tips and instructions on how to grow tomatoes will guarantee fruits that get your taste buds tingling with delight. But… believe it or not, it is only in the last 70-80 years that growing tomatoes has become universally popular. Understandable… walk into a tomato garden (greenhouse) full of ripe tomatoes mmmm – beats having to buy tomatoes that are picked unripe and tasteless. Tomatoes arrived from S. America (into Europe) about four centuries ago but were largely regarded as decorative, flowing trusses of brightly […]

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Alphabetical List of Vegetables and Growing Guides for Planting Vegetables

Use the this alphabetical list of vegetables and growing instructions to successfully plant a vegetable garden of fresh, nutritious crops. Click on a vegetable link in the table below. Our comprehensive alphabetical list of vegetables will help you identify old favourites or – you may spot vegetables that you have never tried before and come over all adventurous…. ….just give them a go – it’s all part of the fun and fascination of growing vegetables. Planting vegetables is not magic or hard… ….just learn what they want […]

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Growing Broccoli For Best Results – Vegetable Growing Tips and Pictures

Growing Broccoli is easy and rewarding and because it has proven health benefits learning how to grow Broccoli is well worth the effort. The green frozen heads you find in shops are really called calabrese and not strictly Broccoli. The name Broccoli is generally reserved for sprouting varieties which when cut will sprout again (the seed catalogues don’t help the confusion much either)….but boy are they delicious. Growing Broccoli? – then sow in the spring, transplant in the summer and harvest during the following spring, a welcome […]

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Building Raised Beds For Easier, Successful Vegetable Growing

I hope you will see that building raised beds will be a great investment of time and effort. Certainly the aim of this page is to show you that it is not rocket science and I am certainly no carpenter – that will become evident… please only send me encouraging comments ;-). Building raised beds in my garden has been the best decision I have made – except for marrying Ros – I haven’t admitted that yet… so that’s just between you and me. It has certainly […]

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Container Gardening Ideas

‘Early Nantes’ Carrots Growing in Terracotta Pots Here are a few container gardening ideas for you to consider. In the green spirit of recycle, reuse and reduce, these suggestions make use of items you might normally throw away. Egg Cartons Egg cartons are great for starting seeds indoors while it’s still too cold to plant outside. The ones made of thick paper or cardboard are best for this purpose – they can be added to the compost heap later. Other types too can be used eg those […]

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How to grow potatoes for the very best and tastiest vegetables

How To Grow Potatoes In A Small Space Learning how to grow potatoes is worth taking the time to do, don’t miss out on the satisfaction and BIG flavours of freshly harvested homegrown potatoes – you wont be disappointed. This vegetable is now so common-place, with many more varieties being added over the years, it is difficult to believe it has been with us for only a few hundred years. The potato has been grown in South America for 7000 years and was brought over to Europe […]

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