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  • Easy Grow Vegetables For Any Garden

    Growing your own vegetables is better for you. Having your own vegetable garden means they are fresh and you only use what you need, so you will create less waste. Growing your own vegetables is also good for the environment, as they have lower miles travelled before they are on your plate. Simply get seeds online or from your local DIY store and start growing!

    Here are some vegetables that are simple to grow and some that can even be grown in pots.

    How to Grow Your Own Tomatoes

    The best time to sow your tomatoes is between February and April. You can then expect to enjoy and picking fresh tomatoes ripe for eating between July and October. There are many different varieties of tomato that you can grow, many of which you can easily grow in pots. This is why the tomato plant is first on our list of easy grow vegetables for any garden.

    Ideally, you will want a 10inch pot, with supporting canes or string to help support the plant as it grows. But tomato plants are very hardy plants and you can grow tomatoes in almost anything such as; allocated ground space, raised beds, buckets, grow bags, window boxes and even a hanging basket.

    Read more about the type of tomatoes you can grow and how to grow them in this article from QuickCrop

    Sow: February-April
    Harvest: July-October

    Grow Your Own Courgettes

    Courgettes are one that you might not have thought was an easy to grow vegetable, but choosing to grow your own courgettes can be done on a patio or in your vegetable garden. If you choose to grow them in a pot, it will need to be at least 30cm deep to the roots chance to spread and grow. Feeding and watering regularly, as they are quite a thirsty vegetable, this will give you a nice harvest in July to September time.

    Keep harvesting your courgettes regular (at least once a week), this will help keep the plat productive for longer. So, once the courgettes are around 10cm in length, cut them clean with a sharp knife. You can keep them fresh for a few days in the fridge, so if you have more than you will use, share some with your neighbours.

    Sow: April-May
    Harvest: July-September  

    Home Grown Carrots

    Carrots are easy to pick up from a local supermarket, but growing your own is very rewarding and you can grow them easily in your garden. Some varieties can also be grown in pots. Not all carrots are orange and long here are 13 types of carrot that range from purple, yellow and even green.' With names like ‘Atomic Red,' ‘Bambino,' ‘Cosmic Purple,' ‘Solar Yellow,' and ‘Lunar White,' you know this seed mix is going to be good.' – Gardeners Path.

    Sow: April-July
    Harvest: June-September

    Potatoes Grown in a Bag

    Growing your own potatoes in a bag is ideal if you have limited space. So, if you have a small garden, balcony or patio area, grab yourself and potato bag and give growing your own a go. When harvesting your potatoes, make sure you discard any green potatoes, as they are inedible.

    Harvest your potatoes and keep them in a well-ventilated area for a few hours. This will allow the skin to cure and help them last longer. Keep them in a dark cool spot in the house and avoid putting them in a plastic bag, they will quickly rot. Find out more on how to grow potatoes in a bag.

    Sow: March-May
    Harvest: 10-20 weeks from planting

    Chase After Some Runner Beans

    For many, the runner bean is a staple in the vegetable garden and without it, they would feel lost. This one is high on the list of easy grow vegetables, but planting outside should be done when the soil reaches around 12 degrees. If you can, you can begin growing inside a greenhouse and move them outside when the weather warms up.

    You can grow runner beans in pots and containers, so these are ideal for patios and smaller garden areas. You'll need some canes for them to grow up, as they will need to be supported as they grow. Creating a simple wigwam of canes is ideal, as this will provide plenty of support them as they grow.

    During harvest season, pick your runner beans on a regular basis as this will help new pods to grow and prolong your crop.

    Sow: April-May
    Harvest: July-September

    Fresh Salad Leaves

    Grabbing a bag of salad from the supermarket will just feel wrong once you have grown your own salad leaves. Being able to pick your own salad leaves from the garden is very rewarding. You'll be able to pick just what you need, so will save you from throwing away the mush that salad can quickly become.

    Salad leaves can be grown easily in a pot or window box with multipurpose compost. Ideal leaves to grow include: Red Chard, Spinach, Red Salad Bowl, Mizuna, and Oakleaf Cocarde.

    Pick or cut the leaves from the outer edge and this will encourage the leaves to keep growing.

    Sow: April-August
    Harvest: May-October

    Growing your own herbs is also a great way to add fresh flavours to your food and they are easy to grow.

    You might also like our post on how to prepare your garden for spring. Top tips on how to give your garden the love it deserves.

    Last updated by MyJobQuote on 8th April 2020.

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