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What veg I should grow?

I grow broad beans, black radishes, garlic and onions. That provides me with beans to munch all summer. Radishes and garlic to eat in winter. I need something else to grow but can't decide what. It has to be easy and productive. I don't enjoy runner beans or cabbage. Beetroot?!?!


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    Do you like Swiss chard or Spinach beet aka Perpetual Spinach?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    What about Winter Squashes … we grow Honeybear and Uchiki Kuri squashes in the summer and store them to eat in the winter. 
    Making squash soup with one tomorrow. 😋 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,388
    Green beans in yellow, green and purple varieties. Peas. Carrots. Potatoes especially 1st earlies.
  • Winter squash sounds awesome. Think I might.
  • What variety of first early spud do you use please
  • Perpetual spinach sounds great
  • I'm going to grow sorrel.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,388
    I have enjoyed Red Duke of York, Lady Christl, Pentland Javelin and Rocket so far. For second earlies try Charlotte and International Kidney (Jersey Royal).
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 491
    Peas and French beans (climbers or dwarf) are my favourite non-med vegetables and both easy.
    I grew some beetroot this year and was wowed by the flavour. Turns out it's definitely worth growing your own, and intend to do so again. I also grow black kale as it's expensive to buy.
    No one has mentioned courgettes, tomatoes and the like. All quite easy. Peppers and aubergines maybe less so, depending on where you live.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,573
    edited 5 January
    oriental greens like mizuna are very productive and easy in spring and autumn. I'd also vote for chard, if you like it. Keeps going right though the year. I grow a few types of kale, including cavolo nero which is quick and easy and 'stands' well into winter. Beetroot is good for a summer root veg
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