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  1. Chillis

    Hot, sweet or mild, there's a chilli to suit all tastes. Find a sunny spot for a chilli plant, feed and water it well, and watch it grow. Yo...

  2. Kale

    Kale is much more accommodating than other brassicas like cabbages, cauliflowers, and Brussels sprouts, and it will grow in nearly all soils...

  3. Brussels sprouts

    Prepare the soil in the same way that you would for any cabbage crop, and add additional fertiliser before planting....

  4. Broccoli

    Like other brassicas, broccoli can fail in loose and starved soil, so your ground should ideally be firm and rich in organic matter. Pick a ...

  5. Cauliflowers

    Choose a sunny position for cauliflowers, and dig in some well-rotted manure the previous autumn. Use lime if necessary in winter. In spring...

  6. Cabbages

    Pick a reasonably sunny spot, which has not been used to grow cabbages or any other brassicas in the past 3 years. As with all brassicas, a ...

  7. Squashes

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

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Cucumbers

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

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