Growing Your Own Vegetables

There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own vegetables for use in the kitchen. Most are surprisingly easy to grow, and will reward you with a healthy crop, that is often much more tasty than shop bought items. Even if you don't have large garden many types of vegetables can be grown in tubs and containers in the back yard or on a small balcony. They just need three basic things to grow: sunlight, water and good soil.

What Vegetables Can I Grow?

The following section lists the most common vegetables grown in domestic gardens and allotments.

Bulb and Tuber Vegetables

Globe Artichokes

Artichoke (Globe)

Jerusalem Artichoke Roots

Artichokes (Jerusalem)

beet

Beetroot

garlic and onion sets

Onions

Shallots

Shallots

early potatoes

Potatoes

Summer Radishes

Radishes

japanese onion

Swede

Turnips

Turnip


Brassicas and Leafy Vegetables

Brussel Sprouts

Brussels sprouts

Winter Cabbage

Cabbage

Swiss Chard

Chard

kale black tuscany

Kale

kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Spinach

Spinach


Flower and Bud Vegetables

Broccoli

Broccoli & Calabrese

Cauliflower

Cauliflower


Fruiting Vegetables

Aubergines (eggplants)

Aubergines (eggplants)

Courgettes

Courgettes (zucchini)

Cucumber

Cucumber

bell peppers

Peppers

Sweetcorn

Sweetcorn

Tomatoes

Tomatoes


Legumes(Podded) Vegetables

broad beans growing on plant

Broad Beans

green beans

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

Landcress leaves

Salad Leaves

Lettuce

Lettuce

Radiccio chicory

Chicory & Radicchio

spring onions

Salad (spring) onions


Stem Vegetables

asparagus shoots

Asparagus

celery

Celery

Leeks

Leeks

Rhubarb stems

Rhubarb


Plant Groups