Category Archives: Growing Food

Simple ideas to help your garden grow as well as composting, indoor gardening and more.

April in The Vegetable Garden

There is always something to do in the vegetable garden, even in the smallest patch. April is the month when the growing season really starts and its easy to lose track of the jobs you need to be doing. Keep ahead of yourself by using this quick reminder of some of the vital jobs to...
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Sow Carrots, A Rainbow Of Colour

There's nothing wrong with everyday orange carrots - they have their own bright beauty. But since carrots now come in multiple colours of red, yellow, white and purple, why not dress up your table with a rainbow? Sow coloured carrots, which require the same growing conditions as the conventional orange ones. Read more

Best Method of Growing Strawberries

Follow These Tips For the Sweetest Berries and Maximum Yield. Known as a strong aphrodisiac in the middle Ages, the strawberries were served with cream in a soup or borage to lovers, especially to the newly-wedded couple. (more…)...
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How to Grow Aubergines Alias Eggplants

Eggplants or aubergines as they are called are becoming better known in the western world. Other names they are known by are eggfruit, brinjal and guinea squash. Eggplants originate from the Middle East and Asia, and instantly recognizable by their shiny purple skins. (more…)...
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Growing Beets – A Unique Heirloom Crop

Anyone who enjoys vegetable gardening, growing heirloom vegetables in your home, backyard organic garden provides a great way to grow fresh crops for your everyday needs. Beets being a very easy crop to grow, and don't require much space. (more…)...
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Growing Brussels Sprouts in Your Backyard Garden

You don't need much room to plant a high yielding crop of Brussels Sprouts. They are a mini-cabbage that forms a 2 to 3 foot high stem with umbrella like foliage. They are also an attractive crop that you can incorporate in with other plants in your landscape. Read more

Asparagus: From Seed to Harvest

I love asparagus. It can be eaten raw in a salad (or by itself), steamed or my favorite, grilled. Growing asparagus from seed has but one drawback, that would be, the time investment it will take before you can harvest it. (more…)...
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