Incorporating fruit and vegetables into your Garden Design is not as hard as it may seem. Many plants can be grown whilst taking up very little space. In our blog this week, we are looking at our top 5 fruit and vegetables that can be grown in your Garden to inspire you for the new year. Having a great Garden Design that also produces home grown fresh food is a great feeling!
Rhubarb is an extremely easy fruit to grow and can withstand the coldest of weather. Rhubarb should be planted in the spring or autumn in a sunny or semi shaded spot of your garden. Once the Rhubarb is established it will almost look after itself. By your second year you be harvesting large stems perfect for you crumble! Rhubarb is also a great looking plant and will definitely add to your Garden Design.
Strawberries are a highly versatile fruit to grow. They can be grown in containers, window boxes, in the grown or even in hanging baskets. Strawberry plants are a gift that keeps giving, you’ll be able to harvest great crops for three years and by planting the runners from the strawberry plants you will be able to grow even more the following year!
A great way to grow potatoes is in potatoes bags. The process is simple, plant potatoes in late February in a potato bag part filled with compost. When you see green shoots appearing from the soil, cover them with more compost. Keep repeating this process until your potato bag is full. Once the bag is full, be sure to water the potatoes. 10 to 20 weeks after planting, tip the bag out and harvest your home grown potatoes ready for the Sunday roast!
Whether you call tomatoes a fruit or vegatables makes no difference to the fact they are extremely easy to grow. They require very little space of your Garden Design, but produce a large yeild in return. The easiest way to grow tomatoes is in a grow bag, be sure to use canes once the plants are established and tie them protect the plant from wind.
Salad leaves produce a constant harvest and can be picked over and over again. Plant outdoor in pots on your patio and you will soon be enjoying fresh crunchy leaves in your salad.
This is just our top 5 fruit and veg to grow next year, let us know what you be growing in your Garden, over on the Outdoor Creations Twitter.