Do you like growing your own vegetables and fruits?
I enjoy growing my own vegetables and vegetables. I try to grow fruits and vegetables that are easy to grow and care for.
Last year I shared what I was growing in my garden and I got many positive responses from you.
This year I am growing a variety of fruit and vegetables.
I don’t have a big garden.
I have divided the space I have in my garden into small beds so that I can grow a variety of things.
Having small beds helps me to manage my garden much better than having bigger beds.
Here is what I am growing in my garden this year.
I am already harvesting some of both peas and I am freezing some of them to use later.
I started growing these as seed during late spring as they don’t like the cold weather. They are doing well and have started to flower now.
I am also growing cabbage. I bought the seeding when I visited Stonebridge City Farm which is located in Nottingham.
They were selling a variety of seed and the cabbage seedling were only £1 and each pack contained about 20 seedlings what a bargain!
Last year I also had cabbages in my garden, unfortunately, I was not lucky during harvesting they had cabbage-worms and all the cabbage was ruined.
I hope this year I will have a good harvest.
4. Cucumber And Cauliflower
This is the first time I am growing yellow cucumber. I started growing these from seeds.
I got the seed for free my child’s class teacher who is a keen garden just like me.
The cucumbers are now flowing fingers crossed they will start to produce cucumbers soon.
Yellow cucumber are climbers therefore I have put canes to support them.
As for the cauliflower, I bought the seedlings Stonebridge City Farm.
I am also growing carrots, I also started growing carrots this year from seeds.
They are growing very fast I have already checked one to see how they are growing and I think the soil that they are growing in is not good enough as they are finding it difficult to go deep down.
Carrots should be planted in sandy soil so that they find it easy to push through. I had put sandy soil in this bed prior to planning the seedling but I think it not enough.
6. Chard and Spinach
I have spinach and chard in my garden. Spinach and chard are great to include in dishes such as stews, pies or as a side dish.
Here is one way I like to cook spinach and chard.
I sow seed early spring and kept them in my mini greenhouse. I planted the seedling sometime in April.
Spinach and chard are less likely to be attacked by garden pests such as green-worm and snails.
Last year my spinach lasted all the winter and I was still able to harvest throughout but not as much as in warmer months.
7. Cavolo Nero
I am also growing covolo nero vegetables.
It has distinctive long, green leaves. I first saw this vegetable a few years in Tesco Free Magazine a few years ago when it was being introduced in Tesco supermarkets right across the country.
I decided to buy the vegetables from Tesco and I loved the taste of cavolo nero but however at the cost of £1.40 for only 8 leaves I thought it was a bit too much.
So I researched on how to grow cavolo nero on the internet and found out that I could grow it at a far less cost to me.
I bought the cavolo nero seed from amazon for only £0.99 and sow then in spring. My cavola nero vegetables are doing well as you can see from the picture above.
From what I researched on the internet they will last me throughout winter.
They are also packed with lots of vitamins such as vitamin B, fibre, calcium, iron, copper and manganese.
8. Green Kale And Purple Kale
I am growing and purple kale. They both come from the same family as cavolo nero.
I like how they look in my garden they are so eye-catching.
I like to include purple kale in salads. I also use both vegetables when cooking stews, pasta and pies.
I have tomatoes also in my garden. I have put canes to give tomatoes support.
They are just starting to flower and I have started to pinch new side-shoots to train the tomatoes plant to grow upward.
Last year I have a big harvest of tomatoes I even froze some and used them throughout winter.
I hope this year I will have another big harvest as I have increased the number of tomato plants in my garden.
10. Salad Leaves
Here are some salad leaves I am growing in containers scattered around my garden.
I think it better to grow these in containers because on the ground the snails will have a big party with them.
I am also growing lettuce in my garden in containers.
It is saving me a few trips to the supermarket as I am already harvesting it so don’t need to include lettuce on my weekly grocery list.
I started growing lettuce from seeds in mini green house.
12. Marigold Flower
I also have different flowers around my garden but one particular flower I would like to share with you is the marigold.
Marigolds help to repel garden pests such as tomato horn-worms and white-flies. I like to scatter these flowers all around my vegetable garden.
13. Sweet Corn and Butternuts
Last year I had lots of sweet corn in my garden.
This year I have scaled down on sweet corn in my garden simply because I wanted to try out other new vegetables.
I am growing butternuts alongside the sweet corn. I started both of these as seed so far they are doing well.
14. Yellow Courgette/Zucchini
It’s my first time of growing yellow courgette I decided to put them in containers because I had run out of vegetable beds.
They are growing well I have 3 plants in the different containers and they are starting to flower hopefully they will start to produce the courgette plant soon.
Here is another bed of tomatoes that I have in my garden.
Gardening is for everyone whether you have a big garden or a small garden you can grow something.
I hope I have inspired you to start growing some vegetables in your gardens with this article.
Over to you?
Which vegetable do you enjoy eating?
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