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Welcome to our free 14-part course on growing veg

Do you fancy having a go at growing some veg this summer? Getting out-of-doors makes us feel so much better and with ‘food miles’ and plastic packaging on everyone’s minds, what better project than growing some of your own produce this year.

It might be good to get some basics in but they don’t cost much.

  • Small sharp spade
  • Seed potatoes – ones labelled ‘first’ or ‘second’ earlies
  • Small bag of onion sets
  • Seed packets: broad bean; dwarf green beans; courgettes; squashes; tomatoes, salad leaves, plus winter veg, cabbages, sprouts, parsnips
  • Half a dozen strawberry plants
  • Plus: Around three bags of peat-free compost and a couple of bags of manure if you can get them + some little pots – even old yoghurt pots will do.

You can see our 14 steps to creating a veg patch here. We publish a gardening blog every Saturday morning. If you’re not already a subscriber we’d love you to join us. You can get on board here

By the3growbags

We're three sisters who love gardening, plants and even the science of horticulture but we're not all experts. We'd love everyone even remotely interested in their gardens to be part of our blogsite.

6 replies on “Welcome to our free 14-part course on growing veg”

This is a great idea, I usually try and grow a few bits but also forget when to start and what i should be doing so this will be so helpful. Thanks

Aww thank you Alison. Yes spring is all of a sudden upon us, so this is the perfect time to get going together isn’t it? Hopefully doing it like this will make us feel less ‘on our own’ right now too!

This is a wonderful idea. Thank you for taking the time to put so much advice online. Today is fabulous in the garden. I’ve just checked how my garlic is coming on – and it’s doing well. We are going to need our gardens over the next months to keep us from going stir-crazy!

Yes exactly Philip – and hopefully if we’re all doing this together it’ll make us feel a bit more jolly too! Thank you so much for sending us that encouragement.

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