Edible Garden

Vegetable growing for one or small spaces

Whether you cook for one or two or have little room for a big veggie patch, here are some ideal winter mini or dwarf vegetable varieties to grow happily in small spaces with minimal waste.    The new Pohlmans ‘Patio & Pots Range’ is a collection of exciting new compact plants bred for pots on your patio or small garden …

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Deciduous fruit trees for winter planting

Bare-rooted plants are sold in winter when dormant, giving them the best chance of being replanted or transplanted successfully. Deciduous trees can be purchased as potted or bare root specimens. Bare root refers to no soil held around the roots at the time of purchase. They are usually from cooler regions and are easier to transport and transplant into their …

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How to Grow Broccoli

Broccoli is a wonderful addition to the garden, delicious steamed, grilled, in a stir-fry or added raw to a salad (wonderful with walnuts). Here is everything you need to know how to grow broccoli. Broccoli loves the cold/winter season. It needs good drainage and plenty of sunlight, although late-maturing varieties may prefer some shade to protect them from sudden heat …

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How to Grow Winter Cabbage

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Like other cold/winter season crops, cabbage need full sun and good drainage. Soil preparation Cabbage prefer a slightly acidic and somewhat heavy (clay) soil which will prevent leaching of nutrients with the regular watering required. Alkaline soil can be balanced by adding organic compost or the pH can be lowered by adding sulphur powder. Read up on how to use …

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Quick growing vegetables to grow in Winter

Have fast growing veggies for harvesting within several weeks. Here is a list of veggies to start your productive crop.    Herbs – most herbs can be picked straight away after planting seedlings. For Winter growing herbs, plant chives, dill, parsley and chervil in all climatic zones. Rosemary, thyme and mint will also survive the Winter.   Lettuce – harvest within …

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How to Grow Fruit Trees in Pots

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Growing fruit trees in pots allow you to have them in paved areas and unlikely garden spaces. So you can grow your own fruity harvest in the smallest of spaces! Choosing the right pot To grow a decent, fruit-bearing tree, it is recommended that you use a pot at least 40cm in size, depending on the size the tree is …

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Growing Feijoas

  Feijoa trees produce an abundance of bi-colour scarlet flowers in spring and by autumn the delicious, fragrant fruit which taste like the tropics will to ready to pick. When not in fruit, their lush evergreen foliage with matte green and silver leaves make for beautiful feature tree in ornamental gardens or in large container plantings. Feijoa trees prefer cool …

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How to Grow Potato – The Super Tuber

How to grow potato the super tuber

The potato originated in the Andes Mountains, where it was cultivated by Pre-Columbian Indians. It was taken to Spain by the Conquistadors, but because of its association with poisonous plants (it is a member of the nightshade family), the potato didn’t come to prominence in Europe until introduced into Ireland in the 17th century. Being so nutritious and easily grown …

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Fast growing vegetables for home gardens

  Have fast-growing veggies for harvesting within several weeks. Here is a list of veggies to start your productive crop this spring and into early summer.   PLANTING VEGETABLES Most vegetables and herbs require a full sun position for a lengthy part of the day to grow healthy stems and produce flowers and vegetables. Enrich your soil with 5 IN …

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Growing Rhubarb

  Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable so once you plant it correctly in your garden you will be able to harvest its stems year after year. Rhubarb may take up to three years to reach maturity if grown from seed, so it is best grown from young fleshly crowns available from garden centres. Plant rhubarb crowns into well-drained soil, late …

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