Thứ Hai, 24 tháng 7, 2023

How to grow vegetables – beginner veg to grow

 Growing your own vegetables can be a rewarding, healthy, and enjoyable endeavor. However, it can be overwhelming to know where to start and which crops to choose. While growing vegetables that you enjoy eating is important, it is also wise to consider the ease of growing each crop. To get you started, here are some beginner-friendly vegetables that require little maintenance, have a short time to harvest, and are less susceptible to pests and diseases:

1.Beetroot: 'Boltardy' is a popular choice, known for its resistance to bolting and producing medium-sized, deep red roots with smooth skin.

2.Salad Leaves: Varieties like rocket and oak-leaf lettuce can be sown in pots and harvested on a cut-and-come-again basis, making them low-maintenance options for colorful salads.

3. Bush Tomatoes: Easier to grow than cordon varieties, bush tomatoes like 'Gartenperle' thrive in hanging baskets or pots, both indoors and outdoors.

4. Potatoes: Early potatoes, like 'Red Duke of York' and 'Anya,' are simple to grow and can be harvested in July, before the threat of potato blight increases.

5. Peas: Compact varieties such as 'Half Pint' don't require staking and can even be grown in containers, providing flowers and pods after the delicious spring treat of young tips.

6.Radishes: 'French Breakfast' and 'Scarlet Globe' are easy to sow and quick to harvest, ready within a few weeks.

7.Miners' Lettuce/Winter Purslane: A low-maintenance option, providing salad crops from October to March, similar in taste to spinach.

8.Japanese and Chinese Salad Leaves: Mizuna, mibuna, and Chinese mustard are cut-and-come-again leaves, offering a variety of flavors, colors, and textures for stir-fries and salads.

9.Chilli: Ideal for containers on a windowsill or sunny outdoor position, with similar requirements to bush tomatoes and crops until the first autumn frosts.

10. Courgette: 'Defender' F1 is a British variety, perfect for small spaces, and resistant to cucumber mosaic virus, producing abundant crops.

By starting with these beginner vegetables, you can gain confidence and experience in organic gardening. Remember to provide proper care, water, and sunlight to nurture your crops. Happy gardening!

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