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8. Courgettes and Squashes – Beginner’s Veg

Courgettes and squashes are really good fun to grow if you have more than a shoebox of space. Apart from anything else, I love getting so much PLANT from one seed! They are generally easy – even my horticulturally challenged little sister Caroline had roaring success with butternut squash last year! And just a couple…

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7. Salad Crops – Beginner’s Veg

You can grow a marvellous range of salad plants with very little difficulty. They’re the perfect thing to grow as a ‘cut-and-come-again’ crop – the idea is that you sow a few seeds every few days or so, you snip off leaves as you want them when they’re young, small and fresh, and you keep…

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6. You say tomatoes, I say terrific! – Beginner’s Veg

Today, I’m talking about tomatoes, those stalwarts of any self-respecting veg drawer. I think I’m slightly addicted to the sharp luscious smell of tomato leaves and of a just-picked tomato. Those of you who’ll be growing them for the first time are in for a treat! They are fabulous for growing in pots, as well…

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5. Dwarf runner beans, peas and carrots – Beginner’s Veg

Now let’s get busy on some marvellous veg that you can grow outside, or in pots big and small, or (in the case of pea-shoots) just in an old butter-container on your kitchen window! Getting Hold of Seeds It is a very common rookie mistake to sow too many seeds at once. You DO NOT…