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Great Things to Grow in Your Garden

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published July 17th 2011
Not everyone has the patience to create and maintain their own veggie garden, even though it is something that crosses many people's minds. You don't actually have to spend that much time on a veggie or herb garden to reap the rewards, tending your garden once a week will still provide you with some great additions to the night's dinner.

Capsicums Growing

Growing Herbs
Herbs are one of the most popular additions to the home garden. They can be grown in small pots on your window seal, or left to grow free in your garden. Staples like Rosemary, Oregano, Mint, and Thyme will all grow fairly well year after year. Plant these and treat them well, and your meals will be flavoured without too much stress. If you're a fan of coriander or basil then you'll have to put in a bit more work. These ones need to be replanted each year. Make sure you're watering your herbs at least once a week, and you'll be set.

Rosemary and Other Herbs Grow Strong

Chillies, Capsicums, and Other Fun Veggies
For an easy addition to spice up your meals plant some chillies, there are hearty plants and there are plenty of varieties to choose from. These are a fairly easy plant to grow. Some other nice garden varieties are capsicums, eggplants, and zucchinis. These can be a great side to any meal, cook up some ratatouille, or crisp some of them on the barbecue. These will all enjoy a fertiliser that is rich is potassium, treat them to this about once every two weeks and they'll grow strong. Plant your chillies and capsicums in a pot, and your others can grow in the ground.

Grow Hot Chillies From All Over the World

Lettuces and Leafy Greens
Things like lettuce, spinach, and silver beat will always be useful in the kitchen. You can grow a range of lettuce varieties so that your salads and sandwiches are never dull, and hearty spinach can fill your pastries or Indian curries. Even rhubarb, deliciously sweet when stewed and served with custard, will grow well in your garden. Make sure they are well watered and you can enjoy these easy picks. Use a nitrogen rich fertiliser to keep them vibrant in the garden.

Grow Many Types of Lettuce

You don't need to spend too much time on your garden, just try not to forget about it. Especially in Summer when the sun is hot, you'll have to make sure your not leaving them thirsty. Head down to your local nursery, or even just to Bunnings, and chat to the staff about how to take care of your garden best. Always take note of the suitable climate for what you're wanting to grow, and give your garden a little love and care, then you'll be able to enjoy all of the fruits (and veggies) of your labour. Check out some hints for growing some other vegetables in South Australia on the gardenate website.
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