Do you like growing you 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 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 we selling a variety of seed and the cabbage seeding for only £1 and each pack contained about 20 seedling what a bargain!
Last hear 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 hear I will have a good harvest.
4. Cucumber And Cauliflower
This is the first time I am growing . 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 like to climb 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 though. 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 dished such as stews, pies or as a side dish.
Here is one way I like to cook spinach and chard.
and are so easy to grow.
I sow seed early spring and kept them in my mini green house. I planted the seedling some time in April.
Spinach and chard are less likely to be attacked by garden pest 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 to much.
So I researched on how to grow cavolo nero on the intenet 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 through out winter.
They are also packed with lots of vitamins such as B vitamins, fibre, calcium,iron, copper and manganese.
8. Green Kale And Purple Kale
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 grown upward.
Last year I have a big harvest of tomatoes I even froze some and used them through out 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 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 plant in the different containers and they are staring 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 weather 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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