Beetroot is a bit of a favourite with many of us and so easy to grow too! If you don’t have a lot of space, they do well in pots. Containers should be about 22cm(9in) deep and 22cm(9in) wide. Fill with multipurpose compost and sow seeds thinly 2.5cm(1in) deep, April through to July. Water in and then water regularly, especially…
Seed companies offer so many salad leaf varieties these days and the good news is that you can be picking them all summer long and beyond if you sow little and often. One of the simplest ways to grow salad leaves is in pots or troughs, making sowings every couple of weeks from March through to the end of August.…
Ben Vanheem offers more inspiration for great hanging pots and containers. (Main photo: Pomona Fruits)
Make an upside-down planter
Home-made upside-down planters are an incredibly fun way to pack in more vegetables for very little effort and cost. The easiest way to make an upside-down planter is to drill planting hole/s into the bottoms and sides of large…
The Kitchen Garden Forum is a fun, thriving community of people like you. Each week we highlight a thread for further discussion.
Forum member Geoff asks: Do you think Peppers, Chillis and Aubergines do better in a greenhouse/polytunnel bed or in large pots?
If you think you can help or have an opinion, head over to the forum post here.…
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