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  1. Squashes

    You can cultivate these just like melons, allowing the right amount of space for them to grow, depending on the variety....

  2. Mellons

    Melons require a very sunny, sheltered position - it’s possible to grow them in the open in warmer countries, but in temperate climates melo...

  3. Pumpkins

    Pumpkins aren’t very hardy or long-suffering, so they do need a sunny, sheltered spot in your garden, with the soil prepared as you would fo...

  4. Cucumbers

    Outdoor ridge cucumbers - To grow cucumbers outdoors successfully, it’s necessary to plant them in a sunny spot, protected from strong winds...

  5. Courgettes & marrows

    These are probably the most popular members of the squash family for cooking purposes - they don’t even need to be peeled or seeded. For a t...

  6. Peas & mangetout

    For peas and mangetout, choose an open spot where peas haven’t been grown for 2 seasons. Apply a light dressing of Growmore fish blood and b...

  7. French beans (dwarf/climbing)

    French beans will succeed in most soils, but they hate heavy clay. For really good results, dig your soil well and rake it to produce a fine...

  8. Runner beans

    Prepare the soil in winter or early spring. Dig a trench 18” wide and fork in compost before replacing the soil. Apply a general organic fer...

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