Britain's best guide to growing your own fruit and veg
Kale or borecole is one of the best winter greens you can grow and just packed with health-giving nutrients. It is a member of the brassica family so is closely related to cabbages and broccoli but probably a bit easier to grow. Find out How to grow: Kale.
Kale or borecole is one of the best winter greens you can grow and just packed with health-giving nutrients. It is a member of the brassica family so is closely related to cabbages and broccoli but probably a bit easier to grow.
It will do well on most soils, although a more limey soil is better than an acidic one.…
Some vegetables are sown direct and then thinned out as they grow and are harvested where they were originally sown. However there is another technique; this uses a nursery bed to sow seeds in to and these are moved to their final positions when they are small plants.
Traditionally crops such as brassicas (cabbages, kale, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts etc.) and…
We follow the ventures of some new allotment holders as they move from starter plots to larger ones. Elaine Crick follows their progress.
From starters to mains
Elaine and Julia (aka Radio Derby’s The Potty Plotters) had the idea to create mini starter plots for people who hadn’t grown veg before but would find a large allotment daunting.
If you don’t have a lot of room to grow, there are many ways to maximise crops from tiny places. Emma Rawlings suggests some ideas.
This picture shows that in a small sunny corner you can create something attractive but productive.
Planted at the back is an espalier fruit tree. You can buy young trained trees or you…
In these uncertain times lots of people are having the urge to start growing their own veg. Why not have a go at microgreen growing tasty nutritious veg in a matter of days.
Microgreens are veg harvested while still only tiny shoots and are packed with vitamins and antioxidants to help boost health. They can also be grown on windowsills.…
It is difficult right now if you are confined to your home so why not start growing your own food. It’s a great stress-buster
In these uncertain times a lot of people are having a strong desire to grow their own fruit and veg. There is no better way to nurture your soul than getting your hands in the soil…
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