Grow Your Own Squash Plants

By |2021-05-24T16:11:55+00:00January 4, 2008|Grow Vegetables|

Squash plants are closely related to cucumbers, courgettes and marrows, and are a member of the same family, curcubit. Squash plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and include butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and pumpkins. Squashes generally have a rich, orange flesh, but their outer skins can range [...]

Grow Your Own Root Vegetables

By |2021-05-24T16:11:55+00:00January 3, 2008|Grow Vegetables|

Root vegetables enjoy a moist, well-cultivated soil, packed with plenty of rich organic matter, such as homemade compost or well-rotted manure. The exception to this rule is carrots and parsnips. Carrots and parsnips prefer a light, sandy soil. If grown in a soil that is rich with manure or compost, [...]

Grow Your Own Peas and Beans

By |2021-05-24T16:11:55+00:00January 3, 2008|Grow Vegetables|

Legumes are water and nutrient hungry so need plenty of preparation and care throughout the growing season. The best way to cater for their needs is to dig a trench in autumn and fill it with homemade compost and moisture-retentive material such as kitchen scraps, but shredded newspaper can also [...]

Grow Your Own Cabbages, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Sprouts

By |2021-05-24T16:11:55+00:00January 3, 2008|Grow Vegetables|

Brassicas enjoy a well-cultivated soil that’s rich in organic matter, such as homemade compost or well-rotted manure. If your soil is slightly acidic, a sprinkling of lime will help them grow better and help prevent the onset of the fungal disease club root. For best results start them off in [...]

Grow Your Own Courgettes, Cucumbers, Marrows

By |2021-05-24T16:11:55+00:00January 3, 2008|Grow Vegetables|

Cucurbits (cucumbers, marrows, courgettes and squash) are fun plants to grow and yield impressive results. Courgettes are an ideal vegetable to grow for a beginner, and you are likely to always have more than you need. The plants take up a lot of room and require a very fertile soil, [...]

Grow Your Own Onions, Garlic, Leeks

By |2021-05-24T16:11:55+00:00January 3, 2008|Grow Vegetables|

Alliums are generally an easy crop to grow. If grown in conjunction with carrots and parsnips, they can help confuse pests, such as carrot and parsnip root flies. They can also protect leafy crops from slugs. Alliums enjoy a long growing season in a well-cultivated soil incorporated with plenty of [...]

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