The Crunch of Your Home-grown Salad Vegetables

Growing your own fruits and vegetables in your garden or perhaps at a local allotment has become a favoured past time once again and many restaurants are also choosing to grow their own seasonal food, meaning that next time you see produce on the Saladette Counter in your favourite eatery, that they probably bought from www.fridgefreezerdirect.co.uk/commercial-refrigeration-brands/i-l/interlevin/interlevin-esa900-refrigerated-saladette-counter you will know that it is as fresh as it can be.

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But what if you want to grow your own salad vegetables? There are some hints and tips to help you get the best out of your crops and it is much easier than you probably think, and they taste really good too.

Salad vegetables particularly greens such as lettuce tend to grow very quickly, and you can be picking your produce within four to six weeks of sowing the seeds. They are also very adaptable meaning that you can grow them almost anywhere from a purpose-built raised bed to tubs and troughs and containers on your window sill. You can also find a whole array of different varieties that will cover you from early spring right into the early autumn so with the right planning you can enough fresh vegetables throughout the seasons.

When positioning your chosen planting items such as tubs and containers you should look for an area that has sunlight but also some partial shade. The benefit of planting in moveable containers is that if you find the plants aren’t getting enough sunlight or even getting toomuch, you can simply move them to another spot in the garden or perhaps erect a shelter over the area to allow you to provide shade for the plants during the warmest summer days.

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Next you need to prepare the soil for planting and this may mean adding nutrient rich compost or fertiliser to your existing soil in a raised bed or purchasing a specific compost to fill your containers with. It is important that you select the right compost depending on whether you are going to be growing plants from seeds or perhaps from plugs instead. If planting seeds you need to have the trays and right seed compost and somewhere to help the seeds germinate before you plant them on into the containers where you can use a standard nutrient rich compost. The best way to sow your plants is in two to three-week intervals for each variety. This is known as succession planting and will help to ensure that you have a steady supply of produce throughout the growing season.… Read More...