Category: Vegetables A-Z

Growing mini cauliflowers

Mini cauliflowers are just ordinary cauliflowers, but grown by a method developed by the Institute of Horticultural Research in Wellesbourne, near Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s a technique by which up to 16 cauliflowers, with curds only 2-3¬† in across, may be grown…

Cauliflower Browning in Autumn

Sometimes the cauliflowers grown in autumn do not develop properly and turn brown. There are three possible reasons. The most likely is the weather. Too much sun will brown the curds and so will frost. The second cause could be…

Growing Courgettes| Seed sowing, Problem solving

A courgette is simply a small, cylindrical marrow, gathered before it is fully grown and usually when about 4-6in long. Ordi¬≠nary bush, or trailing, varieties of marrows can be used as courgettes – so long as the fruits are cut…

Cucumbers growing tips

Sowing and Planting cucumbers If the cucumbers are to be grown in a frame, or under cloches, it should normally be safe to plant them 2-3 weeks before last frost date. Unless your garden is particularly sunny and sheltered, the…