Companion Planting Beans

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Runner beans are probably the easiest thing to grow in your garden. They sprout very quickly and provide nitrogen fixing. They can clamber up poles and harvest very quickly. Plants the benefits from beans are any that require lots of nitrogen to grow. So good companions are brassicas, like cauliflower. Corn benefits from the nitrogen […]

Companion Planting for Tomato

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Tomatoes are the most common plant to find in a home veggie garden. What should you grow next or near to them in order to get the best results? Companion planting is art as much as it is science. The point of companion planting is to find plants whose properties of smell or chemicals that […]

The Veggie Planner iPad App

Veggie Planner iPad App

The Veggie Planner app is a personal trainer for vegetable gardeners. Using The Veggie Planner iPad app, you’ll know what to plant when, what to do today, what’s going to happen tomorrow, and when you will be harvesting food you grew yourself.   Click here to go through to the App Store. The Veggie Planner […]

7 Ways to Get Good Soil

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Good Soil is vital. If your soil is poor, then you will have unhealthy veggie plants that are suspect to disease and that don’t produce the kind of yield that you want. Soil needs to be tended and looked after from season to season as the veggies take out the nutrients, moisture and alter the […]

iPad App For Gardening

The Veggie Planner iPad app is a personal trainer for vegetable gardeners. Using the app, you’ll know what to plant when, what to do today, what’s going to happen tomorrow, and when you will be harvesting food you grew yourself.     The Veggie Planner has planting guides for the most important home garden vegetable […]

How to Grow Brassicas

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Autumn and Winter are brassica planting seasons and this article is a quick growing guide to getting the most out of these beautiful, nutritious and delicious veggies. The most common eating types of brassicas are; They have plenty of fibre and contain vitamin C as well as anti-cancer properties. Nearly all of them are big […]