Vegetable Growing Blog Articles & Tutorials

Getting the season under way

Getting the season under way

It is still early days for sowing but there are a few plants that you can start off now, especially if you are lucky enough to have a greenhouse or polytunnel. S … Read more

By Andrew
16.02.2022

Growing tips for beginners

Growing tips for beginners

Last week the blog included some tips on starting a new vegetable garden and, judging by the emails I received (thank you), a number of you found it very helpful … Read more

By Andrew
11.02.2022

How to plan a vegetable garden

How to plan a vegetable garden

No doubt most of you have your gardens all beautifully prepared for the Spring and are raring to go but there may be some of you who are looking at expanding you … Read more

By Andrew
02.02.2022

Starting seeds early in the season

Starting seeds early in the season

As we are probably all itching to begin the growing season, I thought it might be helpful to talk about starting seeds off early and how to give the best chance … Read more

By Andrew
26.01.2022

How to plant a bare root hedge

How to plant a bare root hedge

I'm not sure what the weather is like where you are but it has been dry in the Quickcrop garden for the last week which means the soil is dry enough to work. As … Read more

By Andrew
26.01.2022

The January vegetable garden

The January vegetable garden

Well, here we go again, another new year and another new season beginning in the vegetable garden! I really do love the fresh start a new season brings. Past blu … Read more

25.01.2022

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

'Brigitte F1' has to be the best and most reliable brussels sprout variety with fantastic results every time. We recommend using an F1 hybrid sprout like Brig … Read more

10.11.2021

How To Grow Cauliflower

How To Grow Cauliflower

The cauliflower is not the easiest of the brassica family to grow but a large white cauliflower with tight white curds is a thing of beauty and producing one … Read more

10.11.2021

How To Grow Sugar Snap Peas

How To Grow Sugar Snap Peas

Peas are well-suited to cooler temperate climates. In fact, when temperatures exceed 20C (70F), most varieties of peas will stop producing pods. Peas are p … Read more

10.11.2021

How To Grow Peppers

How To Grow Peppers

Growing Peppers Peppers and chillis are expensive when bought in the shops so growing your own is an economical exercise which also brings great pleasure. Th … Read more

10.11.2021

How To Grow Marigold

How To Grow Marigold

Marigolds are grown in gardens as natural insect-repellents. We grow them at Quickcrop to repel insects from our polytunnel. Marigolds are prolific annuals th … Read more

10.11.2021

How To Grow Basil

How To Grow Basil

Basil is one of the most well-known and well-used herbs in the UK and Ireland. It is used as a key ingredient in Italian dishes including pizza and pasta. It … Read more

10.11.2021