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.


Growing Smiles with Cress Heads

Family Fun 101: Growing Cress Heads Grow your own cress from seed and add 'hair' to healthy salad sandwiches in just one week With a final gift from our chickens we decided to create an 'Egg Head'. An Egg Head is...
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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....
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Growing Potatoes at Home

What You Need to Know About Growing Potatoes Growing your own potatoes is incredibly satisfying, and you don't need a huge garden either. Potatoes are herbaceous plants of the nightshade family. Potato originates from...
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Essential Garden Manuring

It's a big pile of poo... How to Get Manuring and Watering Vegetables Right Garden manuring in the kitchen garden is absolutly essential. Do not even attempt to grow vegetables without first manuring the...
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Eat Your Greens

'Eat Your Greens' is the war cry shouted across tables of many family dinners We don't want our children to end up living on convenience foods, snacks and chips – partly because it is...
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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...
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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...
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The Essentials of Growing Seeds

Want to Learn the 3 big Mistakes People are making with growing Seeds? Don't believe any tales of woe which tells you it's hard to raise your own seedlings from scratch. It's one of...
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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...
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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...