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Easiest and fastest growing

Also easy

Can be a little more challenging


Loose leaf lettuce


Radish


Salad leaves










Beetroot


Broad bean


Broccoli


Cabbage


Carrots


Cherry tomato


Courgette


Mangetout pea


Onion from sets


Pea


Potato


Spring Onion (in theory but sowings either grow well or fail!)


Squash/Pumpkin 


Swede


Turnip



Cauliflower


Cucumber


French bean


Leek


Parsnip


Runner bean


Sprouts






Vegetables that will germinate at lower temperatures


Vegetables that will not tolerate lower temperatures


Vegetables that will tolerate dappled shade



Broad bean


Broccoli


Cabbage


Cauliflower


Onion (sets will shoot)


Pea


Carrot


Lettuce – loose headed or salad leaf types


Sprout



Courgette


Cucumber


French bean


Pepper


Runner bean


Sweetcorn


Tomato



Beetroot


Broccoli


Cabbage 


Cauliflower


Lettuce


Sprout



Choosing Brassicas - plants from the cabbage family Choosing Root Vegetables Choosing Plants from the Onion Family

The brassica - cabbage family

The root vegetable family

The onion family

Choosing Peas and Beans Choosing other vegetables Choosing Vegetables

Peas and beans 

Others

The resources offered here also offer more support and include cultural tips, information and a full high quality photographs showing stages of each plant's life cycle.


The web based resources will also be of interest to adult beginner gardeners.

Classroom Resources