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how to grow parsnips
Secrets of Planting, Growing and Harvesting Parsnips I give you the humble Parsnip - also know as Forked parsley and Devils carrot. Parsnips are native to the Mediterranean region and have been a popular European food since at least the ancient Romans. They also tend to be a 'Marmite' Vegetable - you either love...
how to grow lettuce
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a wonderful annual plant of the daisy family, Asteraceae. It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable. It can be quite pricey at the supermarket so should definitely be on your 'Grow Your Own' plant list. Lettuce is generally a rich source of vitamins K and A, though the...
how to grow brassica vegetables
“Brassicas” or “cruciferous vegetables” refers to plants in the genus Brassica, which is the mustard group of plant types. It’s a big family, including Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Turnips, Collards, Kale, Bok choy and mustard to name a few. Brassica vegetables are considered superfoods which provide high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K,...
how to grow carrots
Easy to grow carrots are the perfect health food The humble carrot (Daucus carota) is a root vegetable often claimed to be THE perfect health food. Rich in polyacetylene antioxidant and falcarinol they are crunchy, tasty, and highly nutritious. Carrots are part of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family, along with dill and fennel.
growing onions
Growing Gorgeous Onions from Seed or Sets How to grow tasty onions from either seed or sets. Most people are familiar with onions (allium cepa), the edible bulb in the allium family which also includes leeks. Their strong flavor makes them a favorite of chefs in various international cuisines. Onions are a kitchen staple...
how to grow beetroot
Beetroot or Red Beet and also known as the table beet, garden beet, red beet, dinner beet or golden beet. It is one of several cultivated varieties of Beta vulgaris grown for their edible taproots and leaves (called beet greens). Besides being used as a food, beets have uses as a food colouring and as a medicinal...
how to grow radish
How to Grow Radishes: Planting, Growing and Harvesting The radish (Raphanus sativus) is an annual or biennial plant in the mustard family (Brassicaceae) is the quickest-growing salad vegetable in the garden, can be ready for picking six weeks after planting seed if you give it a rich, well-watered soil. There is...
how to grow leeks
Leeks are a mild and tasty member of the allium family and are related to onions, shallots, garlic, chives, and scallions. Unlike onions, leeks develop long, succulent stems rather than producing large bulbs. These stems are used as an onion substitute in many dishes. Leeks are cooler than onions. They perform the same jobs...
how to grow endive
How to Grow Endive This plant should be more widely grown. Endive and escarole are cool-season biennials grown as annuals. Both are salad greens similar to lettuce but stronger flavoured. Use in salads additional to lettuce, or steam like spinach. There are two types of endive: the upright Batavian or escarole...
how to grow cucumbers
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant and is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. Other members of the family include watermelon and cantaloupe, squashes including summer squash, winter squash, courgette (zucchini) and pumpkin. Cucumbers have not received as much press as other vegetables in terms of their overall nutrient richness, but this long-beloved food provides...

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