Vegetables for UK Gardens

Home grown vegetables, particularly leafy vegetables and salad greens, have better flavour and are much more nutritious than store bought produce.

With careful planning it is possible to grow a succession of crops all year round in the UK, from fresh asparagus and over-wintered lettuce/chard in April, around to summer greens and legumes; then on to turnips, parsnips and brussel sprouts in winter. Growing your own also makes good economic sense as the cost of a packet of seeds or a tray of nursery-raised plants is often much lower than that of the final product sold in grocery stores.

If you have a small garden or are short of space there is no reason why culinary crops cannot be mixed in with herbaceous plants or even grown in pots and containers. Many vegetables such as fine carrots leaves and red beetroot leaves can very decorative, in particular the fronds of asparagus and the tall stems of Jerusalem artichokes can be highly architectural. Certain varieties of vegetables, such as climbing beans, can also have vary attractive blooms.


What Vegetables that can be grown in the UK?

The following section lists the most common vegetables grown in English Gardens.

Bulb and Tuber Vegetables

Jerusalem Artichoke Roots

Artichokes (tubers)

beet

Beetroot

garlic and onion sets

Onions

Shallots

Shallots

Turnips

Turnips

early potatoes

Potatoes

japanese onion

Japanese onions


Brassicas and Leafy Vegetables

Brussel Sprouts

Brussels sprouts

Winter Cabbage

Cabbages

Swiss Chard

Chard

kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Spinach

Spinach beet


Flower and Bud Vegetables

Broccoli

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Cauliflowers

Globe Artichokes

Globe Artichokes

kale black tuscany

Kale


Fruiting Vegetables

Aubergines (eggplants)

Aubergines (eggplants)

Courgettes

Courgettes & cucumbers

bell peppers

Peppers

Sweetcorn

Sweetcorn

Tomatoes

Tomatoes


Legumes(Podded) Vegetables

broad beans growing on plant

Broad Beans

green beans

French green beans

mangetout

Mangetout

Peas in pods

Peas

Runner beans

Runner beans

Sugar snap peas

Sugar-snap peas


Root Vegetables

carrots

Carrots

Parsnips

Parsnips

scorzonera

Scorzonera


Salad Leaves and Vegetables

Lettuce

Lettuce

Radiccio

Radicchio

spring onions

Salad onions

Summer Radishes

Summer Radishes


Stem Vegetables

asparagus shoots

Asparagus

celery

Celery

Leeks

Leeks

Rhubarb stems

Rhubarb