At last, growing your own veg is trendy and popular. Everyone wants to know how to grow our own veg. Growing your own veg guarantees freshness, you know what you are eating, as well as being great fun. You can grow your own veg if you only have a balcony or small space; there are lots of vegetables suitable for growing in containers. As long as you have sun, and plenty of watering you can get good crops from container grown veg.
Each type of vegetable has different growing requirements and below are links to growing guides how to grow your own veg; how and when to plant. Each veg described is colour coded to help you pick what suits you to grow. There is only so much time available and to help you choose green wheelbarrow are easy to grow and low maintenance vegetables, amber medium and Red more difficult or time consuming.
A good starting point once you have decided what you would like to grow is whether to buy Mini plants or Seeds? Seeds are cheaper but more time consuming, mini plants are easy and convenient, but for some crops such as peas and beans you may need to buy quite a lot. Some vegetables are very easy to grow from seed, such as peas, runner, broad and french beans, courgettes, and rocket.
Some vegetables need a long growing season and if you garden in less than ideal conditions buying a small plant gives you a head start. Examples would be chilies, large beefsteak style tomatoes, squashes and sweetcorn if growing in more exposed parts of the country and small plant is a good starting point.
Most vegetables require a good amount of sun but there are a few which will tolerate some shade. Dwarf green beans , salad leaves, radishes, spinach, chard and a number of herbs; coriander, parsley, and chives.
Advice on growing from seed and video guide.