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Growing your own vegetables is both fun and rewarding, and it’s not a difficult thing to do. No matter how much space, time or money you have, you can easily put a few seeds in some soil, sprinkle them with water and away you go. In this course, I’m going to go through some vegetables (well, technically  vegetables and one fruit), and show you how simple it is to grow your own lettuces, radishes, peas, tomatoes, carrots and beetroot.

I’ll also include some hints and tips to help you on your way.

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1. 5 Easy to Grow Vegetables Introduction: hello and welcome to easy to grow vegetables that you can grow at home. Growing your own vegetables is both fun and rewarding, and it's not a difficult thing to do. No matter how much space, time or money you have, you can easily put a few seeds in some soul, Sprinkle them with water, and away you go. In this course, I'm going to go through some vegetables while technically some vegetables and a fruit, and show you how simple it is to grow your own vegetables. I'll also include some hints and tips to help you on your way. 5. Lettuces: lettuces. Did you know that lets is actually belong to the daisy family? There are many different varieties of the sudden leaf that you can grow pretty easily, even if you know nothing about gardening. There are leaf lettuces or loosely lessees those that don't produce any sort of head. And then there's let's see, such as icebergs and remain, which are also known as heart. Inglis is. You can also grow sad Elise that could be picked well, young and tender. If you pick the right varieties of lettuce is then you can have delicious leaves to eat almost the entire year. The head let's is or heart. Inglis is include varieties such as bought ahead costs. I'm Chris paid. The Buddha head lets his mature very quickly, and they contol a rate poor growing conditions. So they're ideal for the complete beginner. They look a bit looser in their appearance, and the leaves are slightly open. Car splits his grow moral pride and have an oblong head remind. Ligety's are a type of cost Lettis. The crisp headless is, which include icebergs, have curled and crisp leaves sewing. If you choose to grow Bush ahead or costless ease you conserve their straight outside as soon as the last frost have gone. Rather than planting all your lettuce season one go, it's a good idea to do successive planting. This means also a few seeds. Leave them to grow for a couple of weeks, then so a few more leave them to grow. So a few more seeds and so on and so on. This way you'll have plenty of fresh lettuce leaves throughout the year. If you grow looseleaf lettuce sees, it's a good idea to start them indoors or in a greenhouse at around the same time as the boat head. Let's is and then transplant them outdoors. Once the weather is a bit warmer, ceilings that have been raised indoors will need hardening offs oily. So move the seat tray outside a few hours each day for a better week, gradually increasing the time spent outside before your sowing the seeds. If you're sewing straight into the ground, you'll need to prepare the sore first. Break up this all as much as you can, ensuring there are no big lumps and then mix in a lot of compost to give your less is the best food to grow, you might have heard of something called bolting in lettuces. This means the lettuce has grown a flower. Ondas my seeds. You don't want this to happen, because once the lettuce has bolted, its leaves become very bitter digitized. There are lots of reasons why let's this might bolt, but by mixing in plenty of compost, it can help to prevent this from happening. Would you repair the soil? Make a one cent intimate, a deep trench in which to put the seeds. I find it's handy to get a bamboo cane impressive lengthwise down into the ground. This gives a big enough trench for the lettuce leaves to germinate. Don't worry too much about space in the seas ate at this stage first, and not all the seeds will germinate and secondly, will be thin in a matter. Beardmore. Once they've started to grow, such a Sprinkle a season. A fine line along the trench. Thank over the seats very thinly, with a saw on water. Them don't put too much salt on top of the seas. Has lettuce seeds tend to germinate better if they have some light wreaking them? In fact, if you get away with not covering them. For example, if you have netting on top of them to stop the birds from finding them, then you can leave the seats sitting on top of this all. If you have more than one row of lettuce leaves, then leave about 30 centimeters in between each room. One little tip for sewing is that lettuce seeds don't like to be too warm for germination, so it's best to sell them in the evenings on water them with cold water. If it's summer, then provide some shade to keep temperatures down. Once the savings are big enough to handle, you can start thing in the mouth. What this means is you can take some of the seedings ear to the ground so that there is about a 10 centimeter gap between each ceiling. The ceilings that you do remove. Can we just move to another row or even just eaten in a salad by thinning your lettuces? You're giving your the ceilings room to grow. You can have a new short road every couple of weeks to ensure continuous crop of lettuce is you can continue to sell. It sees from, like March, even early February If you're growing indoors in C, tries all the way through to late July and you'll get lettuce crops throughout the summer on the autumn. If you want winter lettuce, then you need to so in early August and then cover them either the clash or a propagation tonal in late September. This will then give you an early winter crop instead of growing. Let's get straight into the ground. You could grow them in pots or even see modular trays. If you want a single head of let's seize, they didn't court When mature, then so one seed per modular. Try. If you want lettuce leaves that could be could a few off and then come back again. Light for more, then so five or six seeds per module trade as this will give you plenty of young leaves. Another tip of your a bit shorter space is to sow and grow lettuces in grow bags as you would tomatoes. Don't ever let this or get to dry because draw a sword is surefire way of getting your lettuces to bolt water often and put a thick layer of mulch around the bite abilities to seal the moisture into the soil harvesting. If you're growing looseleaf lettuce is, then you can start picking the baby leaves at around six weeks. It's best to pick your leaves early in the morning when they're the juice ease. If you leave it until later in the day, you might find that leaves were a bit dehydrated. In the sun. I find a 6 a.m. Harvest is the best, but I'm always up early. The earlier the harvest, the longer the laser store in the fridge because there were full of moisture. But as long as you pick them in the morning before the sun, it started to warm them up. Then they'll be just fine. He should be able to keep a six AM Harvey's lettuce for about a week and a fridge. But amid a harvest, lettuce won't last more than a day. If you grow in the head or harting, let's sees. You can harvest them generally around 10 weeks. Although the seed packet will tell you the best harvest in time For that variety or growing defecate, the harvest in time for each sewing will be the same. That's why I recommend only serving in short rose. But ahead. Increased pad lettuces are half sit boy could in the whole head at the base of the plant. Looseleaf varieties could be harvested a number of times. Simply remove the outside leaves of the plant on the center will continue to abuse new leads for about two or three more. Quotes. Problems. The main two problems with grown lettuce is is bolting on pests as long as you have plenty of compost to begin with on water. A locked waas They're growing. Your lettuces shouldn't bolt. As for pests, slips and snails do love lettuce leaves, so I didn't sharp greater, and the lettuce can discourage them. Additionally, you can like copper impregnated fabric around the plants, as slugs and snails don't like to. Its copper or the best include I feats, which can quickly cover the lettuce plant. What's the I feeds on? Bad for you. They are a little on appetizing, but they can't just be washed off the plants. However growing deal next year, let's is does sometimes seem to stop by featuring Coming near realities Did is like a magnet. Try feeds, so they head to the deal before attacking your let's seize. Additionally, deal Flowers are a magnet to lady birds who just love to eat. I feeds so problem solved 6. Radishes: radishes. I have a particular fondness for growing radishes, as they were the first vegetable I ever grew. There are a wonderful, hardy and very easy to grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times, you know, growing season. They're a great vegetable to grow in any size garden, and they're very fast growing sewing. You should sow radishes little and often to give you a nice, continuous crop. You can start in March and keep sewing them until mid August. If you want to start growing them indoors, then you can sew them as early as February. Just like with lettuce is you want to prepare the soil before sowing by making sure there are no big lumps of soil. Bracket down as best you can and then mix in plenty of fresh compost. I would suggest throwing your odysseys in the spot where they are to grow. This doesn't have to be in the ground. It can be in a container or even in a grow bag. The seeds aren't as fiddly is lettuce seeds, so you can pop them in the grand individually in rows. Try to get one seed every 2.5 centimeters in a row and put them around about one sent to me too deep before sprinkling the salt on top. Unlike with lettuce, is if you so the individual sees about 2.5 centimeters apart, you won't need to thin the mount. Hold on. Their to do is to make sure the stories kept moist on the radishes will shoot up in no time . If you serve in July or August, just make sure you water more regularly. As obviously, these are generally much drawing months. Putting a layer of mortar enteritidis can help to keeping as much moisture as possible. I recommend you plant your right. She's in an area where they can get plenty of soon. If the planted in too much shade, then they will put their energy into grown bigger leaves, meaning the delicious room won't be as good. Talking of roads. Your soil shouldn't be too compacted, and if it is, then just mix in a little sand on this one. Just loosen up a little just to improve drainage harvesting. As I said. So you're radishes in batches threatening toy growing season. If you I am for a row every 10 days you'll have a consistent flow of radishes. Just make sure you harvest them. WAAS. They're young and succulent, Otherwise they can become woody. On the end of all, all you have to do is pull inmates of the ground easy, depending on the variety of reddish you grow, of which there are many. You're right, she's could be ready in a Sooners three weeks after sowing. You want the route to be arraigned 2.5 centimeters in diameter before harvesting. It's festival. Just one plant up and check is ready before pulling the rest off. The good thing about rights is, is that you can eat the leaves as well as the root. Just put up the whole plant, cut off the leaves and thin at the roots. The least could be put into a salad. Or they could be cooked in the same way as you would cabbage. They can even be used is an ingredient in many recipes. In particular, they work really well in the pesto. The roots can also be stored in the fridge. For several weeks. 7. Peas: peas. Once you've grown and eat in your own home grown peas, you'll never want to eat frozen peas again. They're so deliciously sweet you'll end up eating them as soon as you picked them. The three most common peas you'll see in vegetable patches, our English or shelling peas, snow peas on snap peas, which depends on where you are in the world can birth revert to his march, to which in French means eat. All in England, we call snow peas March 2 and snap peas, sugar, snap peas. You can't eat the pods of English peas. You have to show them first and eat the peas inside, but you can eat the parts of the other two types. Sewing peace like to grow in open, sunny area with good drainage. They also hate being sown in cold soil. They'll just rot away and die if you want to. So early, before the ground has really had chance to warm up. You can help it along by placing politician on the ground to warm it silently and then use horticultural fleece to protect the ceilings. Generally, your first crop should be sown outside around March, just before you should prepare the sort by making sure it's fine and even with no lumps or rocks on diggin lots of fresh compost for peace. I like to have more compost unusual, and I start a few weeks before sowing to improve the soil fertility. Then you need to make a trench if you did your trench, so it's about five centimeters deep and 15 centimeters wide. It'll be perfect using a drawer, Ho is ideally Fiat born. Would you have your trench? So this is evenly around about 7.5 centimeters apart and then cover them. We sought and lightly firm it down. If you want more than one road peas, dig it to about the same height of a fully grown crop away from the first trench. This is usually between three and six feet. Alternatively, you can grow smaller varieties, appeasing and timers or grow backs. Another handy tip I came across, which works really well, is to plant your season. Guttering filled with compost was your seedlings have established under a few centimeters tall. You can in just slow the whole lot into the prepared trench. A second piece of guttering works really well, helping the peace plan. Slide out easily, then use a draw hope or whatever you have available to push this or back around the peace. If you want to continue his crop of peace, then batch so with around about 10 to 14 days in between each batch. Or you could grow different varieties, which will mature different times throughout the growing season. Unless you're growing, dwarf, right is a piece you will need to provide some sort of support for them to grow up. Bamboo canes or trellis work really well, but some people would just use whatever they have available, even tree branches just pushed into the ground. You could also try putting up wire netting along the length of the trench. P plants need watering regularly to allow peace to swell up nicely. Applying a thick layer of mortar and the basis of plants just protects them against moisture loss in the drawing month. Once the plants have started to flower, give them a thorough watering once a week, and this will encourage good seaports to develop. Additionally, don't bother feeding peace as they will have enough food from the compost directly to the ground before sowing too much food makes the pea plants produce to Millie's on. They Won't produces many people odds harvesting. He should be harvested regularly to encourage more parts to be produced. Parts at the bottom of the plant will mature first, so you should start by harvesting lower down the plant and work your way up As the pods mature. You can obviously freeze your piece to store them or keep them in the fridge for about a week. But they are definitely most delicious as soon as they're picked. Depending on which variety you choose to grow, it can take between 11 to 15 weeks for peace to mature. Your seat back. It will tell you this, though. As with lettuces, you should pick peas early in the morning as they'll be full of water and nice and plump and crisp at this time. Be careful when picking the pods that you don't damage the plant. I tend to hold of on with one hand and then pulled the pays off with the other so I don't damage the plant. One important thing to remember is, once you're growing, season is over. Don't pull. The plan took from the roots. Instead just cooked the plant off a ground level and then dig the roots into the ground. The reason for this is because the pay plants store nitrogen in little modules on the roots . So if you did the roots back into this, all the nitrogen will be released as the root breakdown. 8. Tomatoes: tomatoes. Smarter is is generally one plant that every vegetable gardeners tried growing. At some point, it's a very fun plant to grow, and it gives you masses of fresh tomatoes. In fact, a single tomato plant can give you around four kilograms of tomatoes in total. You probably know there are many different varieties of tomatoes, and every gardener's their preferred variety. They range from big beef steak tomatoes to the little tiny cherry tomatoes, each one having its own distinctive shape and flavor. Sewing tomatoes need very fertile saw on like to be in a sunny but sheltered spot. Most people grow them directly in grow bags or containers full of compost, which is the best way to provide the very fertile conditions they love. However, as long as you had plenty of compost when you prepare the ground, there's no reason why the womb do well over containers, too. There are two main groups you can speak tomatoes into bush and cordon bush. Tomato plants don't need staking or any kind of support, because while they grow bushy, however, Corden tomatoes grow tall, sometimes up to six feet in height, so they will require some sort of support system in the shape of either bamboo cane or trellis. Because of their popularity, you can generally find tomato plants for silent garden centres already grown. There'll be young plants you can take home, but they are not too taxing to grow from seed. You should start sewing Tomatis Ease any time from the end of January to the beginning of April. You can, if you want so them into a small part of Morris compost. Simply Sprinkle a seat on the compost on, then cover with about 1.5 millimeters of soul, then cover the top of the pot with cling. Film on. Put them in the window sill or green house. When the seeds have germinated, you can take the clean film off and just keep the compost dump. Once the little savings have reached around about three centimeters in height, you can then put them into their own parts of compass and put them back in the window sill or greenhouse as the grow bigger, you could re pop them again is necessary on the stems. Will need supporting so you can tie them to a stick with some soft string towards the end of my you can think about putting the tomato plants outside. Choose a Sunni shelter spot, either in large parts or a grow bag or straight into the ground. You could also leave them in the greenhouse if you like. You will also need to put larger sports up if you're using them. If a grain the tomatoes in a grow bag or in the ground, plant them around about 45 centimeters apart. Lever renovate 75 centimeters between rows as they grow. The corn tomatoes will need pinching out. What this means is you should remove the side shoots as leaving them to grow will seriously reduce your yield. The plan will concentrate on producing a lot of growth instead of concentrating on producing fruit. Then just take the middle stem to a came with some soft string. When the tiny fruits begin to appear, stripper by the leave underneath has this helps the air to reach them better. If the plants reached the top of your greenhouse or they have four trustees, then you can remove the growing points of the main stem to stop it from getting any taller . A trust is a group of smaller stems where the flowers and fruits develop, It's best to let the plant have a maximum of six. Trustees to maximize the fruit crop anymore can be cut off. On the other hand, Bush tomatoes require less force. They'll just sprawl out, and you can let them get on with it, more or less if the roots are hidden underneath. Leaves just thin at the Folies a little so the sunken get to them. The sun helps to ripen fruits. Or, if there are any heavy trustees, you could support them to stop the stems from slapping. You can even plant bush tomatoes in hanging baskets and let the stems hang over the edge. Once the flowers have appeared, you should feed the plants with liquid tomato food and keep them well watered. Irregular watering can cause the fruits to split or develop hard black patches, some actual. The soul is always moist. Some people even said there, watering the plant at the same time. Each day makes a difference to the quality of the crop harvesting. Start by picking tomatoes when the fruity, ripe and fully cool it. If you have any plants with one boy fruit at the end of the growing season lift the whole planted to the ground and late in a warm, dark place that the fruits can ripen. Some people suggest picking the fruit before it's fully arrived. They say you should put off the whole voy and leave it to ripen away from the plant as this could prevent splitting or bruising. Generally, however, the longer you leave the fruit on the plant, the better the flavor is going to be. The harvest. An individual tomorrow toe. Then hold the fruit in one hand. On this, stemming another and just pull. You want the whole vine that just snip off the entire voy above the first tomato. 9. Carrots: carrots, caress tensions coming orange. There are other varieties, such as red ones, yellow ones on purple ones. They're great vegetables, Troy for the beginner, and you can grow them in containers or in the ground sewing. Make sure you prepare the ground well before planting your carrots. As before, break up the sore on. Rank out any stones or rocks and then digging. Cleanse your first compost. You're so it does need to be quite smooth and broken up. If there are too many stones, even smaller ones, you might end up with stunted or fourth carrots if you want to. So indoors or in a greenhouse, you could start in February or March. But if you want to wait to sow outdoors, you can do so in April to early June. The seed packets will tell you exactly when his best A. So that particular variety currency is absolutely tiny, so it can be time consuming to separate the Met and plant one seed at a time. However, the more thinly you conserve the seas unless you'll need to thin them out as the grow something. Lisa rose seeds into a trench around about one centimeter deep cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and then water them. If you want more than one row of carrots, try to keep the roads around about 15 centimeters apart. But always refer to the instructions on the package character best grown in open ground. But it's fine to grow them in containers. If you don't have deep containers, though, you can't find short route varieties of carrots. The good thing about carrots is that they are drought resistant and so don't need a lot of watering. But if you experience a particularly dry spell, they will benefit from a soaking. You can extend the cropping season of your currents by soaring rose succession. Aly. With intervals of around about two weeks. Carrots are fairly maintenance free. There's no what you need to do better than water. Occasionally, however, when that young just make sure the area random is free from weeds so they don't have to compete. Just a note. Make sure that when you were in the carriers, you're careful not to disturb. The phone is too much. If you crush the furniture, the smell that is released can attract pest called Carrot Floyd Cara Fly larvae feed on the roots of carrots and cause them to rot. They're pretty impossible to get rid off, so prevention is the best thing to do. Harvesting. Most cara varieties are ready to harvest around about 12 to 16 weeks after sowing. Just pick them up straight out of the ground as soon as the large enough to eat. I don't have to grow the biggest Richard can or your compromise on the flavor. If the carrots don't seems quite easily, you can use a fore to help lift them out. I wanted this to water the sore before your harvest, as the moistness will make it easy to pull them off. Then, once you pull what you need, water us all again to help it settle around the roots that remain. 10. Beetroot: beetroot. For anybody who is new to vegetable, growing, beetroot is the perfect choice. The delicious round red routes can be boiled, roasted, pickled or even grated into salads on the colorful young leads could be pick fresh and also using salads. Sewing depends on the variety. You peak you can start, so in be true, sees as early as late February. If you do so these early, make sure you choose a bolt resistant variety, and so you see it's under a closure of fleece. However, once you've reached the end of March, you can safely so you see straight into the ground without any protection. I recommend you so around three seeds, a 10 centimeter spacings on about 1 to 2.5 centimeters deep euros could be as long as you want. But if you have more than one row lever and about 30 centimeters space between the rows, instead of showing an extremely long road, be true season won't go. This cop is ideally suited to succession planting, so plant is money. Do you think you can eat in two weeks and then don't so anymore until two weeks later, you can sell a new set of beetroot seeds every two weeks up until the end of July and you'll get be true right up until the end of October. Then the reason for planting three seats behold is so that you can thin them out once they've started to grow, and you can see which seedling is the strongest. After a couple of weeks, you'll be able to see which ceilings don't look. A strong on just simply just picked them out. You can use these young leaves. There's great addition to a solider, as always before your so your seed into the ground. Make sure the soil is well broken up with any rocks and stones removed, then mix in plenty of compost. Don't compact the sword down too much after you've ranked it over as big, True prefers a light salto, a heavily compacted one. Then, once you're certain the seeds, water them in well, alternatively, a great way of grown Beatrice's in containers. I like to use containers because you can simply grow them in pure compost, which is always a surefire way of getting a bumper crop whilst the Beatrice's growing water them regularly. By doing these, you reduce the risk of the roots becoming woody or splitting harvesting. There are globe type three truths, which is just round on. There are cylindrical type B truths Theglobe Beatriz air, usually ready to harvest a lot sooner than the cylindrical types. Lo Be true. Generally takes around 8 10 weeks to grow ready for harvest. Where is the cylindrical types? Can take up to 20 weeks to be ready when you beat Richard, Ready to harvest. If you prepared your sore well on its lice and loose, then all you'll need to do is graft the foliage where it meets the top of the route and pull. It's better to harvest beetroot too early rather than to light. As the younger roots are more tender. You can store any Beatriz you pull, so long as they're about the same size as a cricket ball or smaller. And don't forget to trim off any foolish around about five centimeters up from the top of the route. I like to harvest Beatriz in different stages. The younger roots are quite tender and juicy, so pick a few once they've reached back golf ball size and then leave the rest of mature and I'll pick those once they've reached about the size of a cricket ball. So that's some vegetables that you can have a go growing yourself. Although I warn you, once you start growing your own vegetables, you won't be able to stop. And next year you're probably trying all sorts of edge. You probably noticed that in every vegetable I started by saying You should prepare the soul. And I think that's really is the number one tape no, only to repair, but to feed the soul thoroughly before putting a single seed in the ground. And whilst fertilized, are handy to use periodically throughout the growing season, there is nothing better than adding a lot of compost and organic matter to the salt before you start everything such as shredded leaves and animal, When you her great writing food back to the soul. And they are much more efficient and friendly to the environment than fertilizers. The last section we have more tips you can incorporate when growing your vegetables to make things a little bit easier 11. Hints and tips for growing vegetables at home: hints and tips for growing vegetables at home used raised beds. As I said, the most important thing to do when grown vegetables is to make sure you prepare the soul first by making sure the sword is rich in organic matter inorganic matter you and ensure a luscious crop of anything you grow. What's mixing compost in organic matter into the grand is great. There is nothing that can be pure compost, so a good way to do this is to use rice beds. Raised beds fill with compost actually yield up to four times more than the same amount of space planted in the ground. Firstly, there is the compost, but secondly, you can fit more into rice beds. You don't need to leave room for a path, and you don't have to worry about competition because there is more food to go around. Once you have your race beds, it's much quicker just to fill the whole thing with compost, each done to prepare the ground. I also think rice beds look nicer than planting directly into the ground so you can make a feature of your vegetable patch plant climbers to save space, tomatoes and peas as we have seen in this course as well as beans. Squashes on melons all grow upwards rather than outwards. Growing plants that take a blessed space on the ground is a great way of saving space for other vegetables. Additionally, fungal disease are less likely to affect plants that grow up was, since there is more air circulates around the foliage, you could easily attach trailers to one side of growing vegetables can climb up it compatible crop planting means you can plant things together, which take up different types of space. So plant smaller crops at the base of the climbing plants. The night of Americans used to plan what they called the three sisters. Together. They were plant corn beans and screens and squashes. Together, the corn plants produce tour storks would shoot up into the air. The tools looks, then provide support poles for the beans to grow up on. The squashes grow on the ground, covering all the open source to shade out any competing weeds. Tom, your crops. Well, succession. Plenty means you. So a smaller of something quite a couple of weeks and then plant another room and so on until the end of the growing season. This way you can have his three or four crops in the year, giving you a longer harvest season. You can also do this with different varieties to give you a big meal. Your big mix of veg from the same piece of land. Some varieties of lettuce can be grown much earlier than others. For instance, they're always check your CPAC is before you begin to maximize production. Just don't forget that if you're reusing the same section of land multiple times in the year, it should replenish the sore with a thick layer of compost that you work into the ground. Crop rotation. Different vegetables take different nutrients. Head to the soles that grow, so it's a good idea to get into the habit of crop rotation. This means that you're only plant a vegetable once in the same place every three or four years. Potatoes, for example, take a lot of potassium and nitrate, potassium and nitrogen from this all, whereas carats take more fuss, fight on lettuces. Take more calcium and magnesium. If you grew the same crops in the same spot every year, they would end up sucking or the nutrients they need air to the ground, and you would have to constantly fertilize to replenish them. However, if you rotated on gropes haters where the let's is were on move, the let's is to where the carrots were. For example, you need to fertilize less often because the new crops will use up whatever the old crops didn't need. Which off? A good idea is to make a three or four year crop irritation plan on a piece of paper to show where you're going to grow each crop companion Planting There are some plants that do well together and actually help each other act. Growing certain herbs next to some vegetables can help to deter pests. Grown means next to cabbages can actually help to improve the cabbage leaves flavor. By comparison, two. Bulls that you shouldn't grow near each other as it could stunt their growth. You can easily find out which vegetables grow well with whatever you're planting. But consulting a comparison guide, which you can find online or just come back to this video. You should also avoid planting rows upon rows of the same vegetables, mix them up and plan on plan two rows of the same visuals. Different sides of the vegetable patch. This is because of a pest attacks. One row. It's more likely to infect another road if it's right next door to res. Plants such as lettuces, coriander and spinach are prone to bolting. If there's too much some of the leaves do. You can plan then next to taller plants such as peas, and because they will provide shade on discourage bolting. You could try technique called inter cropping to stop ways from growing. That spices you leave between your lettuces or radishes, for example, can easily be filled with the slower growing crops, such as parsnips or Brussels spreads. This utilizes the space better on Lipitor and leaves less open source for weeds to grow in . You could plant things amongst your vegetable patch that will attract predators of pests growing. A berry bush will attract blackbirds, and they will also eat slugs and snails that are attacking your lettuce ease. Any scented herbs or flowers will attract lately birds and heart flies flies, which will then gobble up a needle. The I feeds on your plans. Here are some more examples of companion plants growing a stir Thiam as a sacrificial plant , a little away from cabbages. Carol and Carl Flower will help stop butterflies laying their eggs on your vegetables. The caterpillar's prefer the nasturtium leaves said it will leave your vegetables alone. Carrots and spring onions grow well together. The smell of onion can deter carrot roof. Fly was the smell of currents to his onion floy. The same goes for carrots and leeks. Tomatoes and basil are a match made in heaven, both teaching on in the garden. The smell of basil leaves can only improve the flavor of this martyrs, but it also deters I feeds. The same goes if you grow chives or French marigolds next to your tomatoes. So good luck with all your planting. And don't forget supposed images of your bumper harvests, so we all can be envious. Have you