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 leeks

Growing Leeks from Seed to Harvest

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...
how to grow beetroot

Beneficial 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...
growing pumpkins

Growing Perfect Pumpkins

Our Reliable Guide to Growing Pumpkins Pumpkins come in hundreds of varieties differing in size, colour, taste, and texture, from ballooning giants to teeny-tiny gourds. From the purely decorative, to pumpkins fit for a...
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...
how to grow basil plants

Everything you’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Growing Basil

How To Grow, Harvest and Use Basil Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is one of the most popular herbs in the garden. It is a member of the mint family and closely associated with Italian...
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 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 beans

How to Grow Beans

Grow beans not just because they're healthy and delicious - they're also super very easy to grow. Beans are seeds from the Fabaceae family, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family. I...
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...
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...