I love my Kitchen garden. There is nothing more satisfying than a glorious display of colour and scent, or a bumper crop of tasty fruit and vegetables, that you have grown yourself. Growing vegetables and herbs for the kitchen is most rewarding ways of preparing a meal. Whether you are starting out with seeds, or a successful gardener. The Raven has all the vegetable gardening tips you’ll need to plan, prepare, plant, and maintain a successful kitchen garden.


how to grow brassica vegetables

Growing Bountiful 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...
how to grow lettuce

Lettuce Planting and Growing

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...
how to grow cauliflowers

Caesarina Cauliflower

All hail the cauliflower, the aristocrat of garden vegetables. It is not easy to grow unless your garden is in a location with cool, damp nights, where cauliflower should not be planted so that it will mature...
first time chicken keeping

First Time Chicken Owners

Apparently chickens are the new toilet paper! With eggs scarcely available, everyone now wants to keep a few chooks. Some years ago I was able to supply a few friends with eggs and...
how to grow peas

Easy Peasy Peas

Growing Peas - they're an important crop and one of the easiest of all vegetables to propagate and grow. There is a good reason why parents encourage kids to eat more green peas....
how to grow mushrooms

Basic Mushroom Farming at Home

How to grow seriously tasty mushrooms Mushrooms are amazing and so easy to grow. Most types can be grown all year around if provided with the correct growing conditions. They need a moderate temperatures...
how to grow cucumbers

Get Cunning with 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...
growing onions

Onion Envy

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...
how to grow carrots

Crunchy Munchy 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...
how to grow parsnips

Perfect 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...