Growing vegetables

Top tips for the tastiest homegrown veg.

National Vegetarian Week

Between the 13 - 19 May, why not mix-up your meals with vibrant veggie options. Grow your own and try something new, as we celebrate National Vegetarian Week.

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Why grow your own?

Healthy benefits

From helping the environment to saving some pennies, there are so many perks to growing your own veg. It’s also fun, fulfilling and the freshest way to contribute to your five-a-day.

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How to create a vegetable garden

The perfect plot

Utilise the space you have. Whether that’s a plot in your garden, a sun-filled windowsill or a fence to encourage climbing plants. It's easy to create your own harvest – all your seedlings need is good soil, a sunny spot and protection from windy weather.

Suitable soil

A loose and crumbly soil, is the best bed for your veg to flourish. It'll absorb the water and nutrients your crops need, whilst being well aerated.

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Pots & protection

Start small and keep seedlings in individual pots. Cover them for protection and keep them somewhere warm, like a sunny windowsill or greenhouse. As they grow, move them to bigger pots.

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Remember to water

Little and often is ideal for the best results. Making sure there is space for the water to drain, especially if you’re growing in pots.

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Easy vegetables to grow

When choosing which vegetables to grow, focus on your favourites and the ones you know you’ll use. Looking to save time? Here are some easy edibles to get you started.

Lettuce

Easy to grow in the ground or pots. Once ready, simply pick your leaves, wash and serve.

Courgettes

Perfect for pots. Water regularly and pick them as soon as they’re ready to make room for more.

Beans

Grow from pots and pick every few days, once mature. They’re cheaper and tastier than shop bought, and so easy to look after.

Tomatoes

Great to grow from pots, ground or greenhouses. Keep them somewhere warm to get the freshest flavours.

Vegetarian recipes

Tomato Tarte Tatin

Enjoy the fruits (or veg) of your labour with these easy and tasty parcels, packed with your very own tomatoes.

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Vegetarian Moroccan Tagine

Cooking for guests? Serve up this scrumptious stew, full of all the flavours from your home-grown veggies.

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