Beginners Guide to Gardening Vegetables
Whether you want to learn how to grow vegetables in containers or just get started on a small scale, you’ll need to start off by weeding your patch. To do this, use a trowel and bucket to gently scrape away the roots of weeds. Make sure to use gloves and wear gloves when handling soil, as weeds can take years to remove. Once you’ve done this, you can then plant your seeds and get growing!
Beetroot is an easy vegetable to grow, which is best planted between March and July. Make sure to keep the soil moist by watering once every 10-14 days, especially in dry weather. When the roots reach the size of a golf ball, you can harvest them. Runner beans are another easy vegetable to grow, but will need a bamboo cane support system. You can also grow runner beans in a wire frame.
French beans are also easy to grow, although they tend to crop quickly. You can plant them in a 10-litre pot and reap their reward by the end of the summer. Alternatively, you can sow them in successions to prolong the harvest into August. Dwarf french beans are green-podded, but you can also choose yellow or purple varieties, such as Golddukat, Purple Teepee, and Stanley.
Potatoes are another popular and easy vegetable to grow. Unlike tomatoes, potatoes can be grown in pots and can be planted directly in the ground. You can buy special potato planters, or you can make your own by using grow bags and a large container. Potatoes need plenty of root space. Planting potatoes is simple and involves sowing them in small amounts every few days. Several small potatoes will grow in a single planter, so a little bit will do.
Runner beans are also easy to grow and need support. Cut them in half after they have grown, and use the leftover trimmings to make baby beets or shredded salad ingredients. When fully grown, they can be used in juices, salads, or even as a snack. There are many health benefits to green beans, and they are easy to grow. So, grow your own green beans, and enjoy them!
Onions are another easy to grow vegetable. They are relatively easy to grow from seed and are a good choice for a garden with space. Onions are easy to grow in containers and tolerate a wide range of conditions. Despite their popularity, they are one of the easiest to grow and can be grown in a container. Onions can be harvested when they’re about 15cm tall and have a sturdy appearance.
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