How to Grow your own Veg
How to grow your own veg
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 all about what you are eating as well as being great fun.
Links below for advice on 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. Green wheelbarrow is easy to grow and low maintenance, amber medium and Red more difficult or time consuming.
Easy to grow veg.
Some Veg are easier to grow and less time consuming, which is a good place to start. Easy to grow veg are onions, garlic, potatoes, lettuce and all the bean family, Runner Beans, Broad Beans, French Beans and Peas.
Vegetables Mini plants or Seeds?
If you want to grow your own veg you can buy as mini plants or seeds. Some veg plants are very easy to grow from seed which makes the resulting crop cheaper than using ready plants such as Peas, Beans, Courgettes and Tomatoes.
If you grow vegetables in the same area each year it's a good idea to check out
crop rotation to plan and plant in different places each year
If space is limited many vegetables can be grown in containers It's a good tip to use the largest container you have space for so that you get a reasonable crop and because smaller containers dry out more quickly which can be a problem.
Growing from seed varies from veg to veg; as a rule of thumb, easy to germinate are all the pea & bean family, together with courgettes, tomatoes; more tricky are carrots, fine herbs as dill,and small seeds.
Colour coded to help