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 endive

Easy Guide to Growing 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...
how to grow potatoes

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...

Starting With Herbs

THE CULTIVATION OF HERBS If you want to make as much as possible from your garden you must on no account neglect growing a few herbs. Herbs are very easy...
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...

Honey Sucker Bumble bees and honey bees feeding on wild roses. Beekeeping is an art - so far science has scarcely touched it. For thousands of years bees have provided humankind with its main...
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 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 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 cress

Cress for Big Kids

Grow cress for the easiest indoor salad harvest Cress, sometimes referred to as garden cress but also broadleaf cress, peppergrass, pepper cress, mustard cress. This little fast-growing, edible herb is genetically related to watercress...
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...