Grow at Home
but it will get warmer & drier to tempt you into the garden
Growing plants can be really relaxing and satisfying, plus the fresh flavour of home grown produce.
There’s such a wide choice of things you can grow, depending on the time and space you have available.
Below you will find links to the information to help you get started and achieve the best results.
Even if you don’t have a garden, you can successfully grow plants in containers – on a patio, a balcony or a window box.
A light window sill, not exposed to too much direct sunlight, is not only good for getting seeds to germinate, but you can grow on things like herbs and salad leaves in pots, right in the kitchen, ready to pick.
frequent sowing of small amounts of quick maturing crops, such as radishes, peas, lettuces & salad leaves, beetroot and carrots, will give an ongoing supply of fresh young produce without gluts.
This is particularly important for lettuce – it can easily bolt, which often gives them a bitter taste.
Time to sow
How to go about it
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Avoid growing the same thing in the same place year after year, as this can lead to a build-up of pests and diseases.
So, do what you can to ring the changes.
If you run out of space, there are lots of things that can be grown successfully in containers.
The Modern Kitchen Garden
Useful advice from Barry Newman, past Chairman of the National Vegetable Society, with some innovative ways of doing things.
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