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With their mild flavour and crisp texture, these are excellent in salads, or lightly cooked. Prepare the soil in the normal way, and apply h...
Like other oriental brassicas, these are fast-growing, so prepare the ground prior to planting adding lots of organic matter and a high gene...
Plant these in a prepared site, in a cool but moist spot, with high organic and nitrogen levels. Apply a general fertiliser prior to planti...
Companion planting and vegetable groups
When you’re growing veg, there’s a very helpful practice called “companion planting” which you can use to to deter pests and improve flavour...
Organic vegetable growing: simple steps and ideas
Growing organic veg has lots of benefits including: Provides safe, uncontaminated food Reduces food miles and the use of fossil fuels Waste...
Spinach & beet leaf
These crops require some soil preparation in order to perform well, with ground that’s rich and contain plenty of organic matter. Apply well...
Summer and autumn-sown crops of endive need a sunny spot with good soil, but a semi-shaded site is equally suitable for spring-grown endive....
This tangy salad crop likes cool conditions in fertile, moisture-retentive soil, and it makes a great cut-and-come-again option for your kit...
Corn salad (Lambs lettuce)
Corn salad will grow happily in nearly all garden soils and situations, so it’s very useful as a winter salad, or as an undercrop for other ...
Chicory isn’t fussy about soil type, but it does require a sunny spot. Dig the soil in autumn or winter, and incorporate compost if the soil...