Here is our guide to growing the vegetable we grow. In our how to guides we go through varieties we grow, when we grow them, how we care for them and common issue.
Winter Vegetables to Grow; What We Are Growing
Here is a list of what winter vegetables and varieties we are growing
How to Grow Beetroot
Beetroot is a versatile and easy to grow vegetable. You can use it in a salad, burger, pasta or anything else your imagination would like. The deep, earthy flavour can be a feature of a dish or a nice accompaniment.
How to Grow Black Spanish Radish
This year we were excited to grow our first crop of black spanish radish. Our priorities at Backyard Gardening Australia are vegetables that are low maintenance and easy to grow and the black spanish radishes fit the bill perfectly. The bonus was how ridiculously tasty they are in cooking!
How to Grow Broccoli
Broccoli is a cool-season vegetable and belongs to the brassica family and is another favourite of ours to grow. It is a great producer as the one plant can yield several heads.
How to Grow Cabbage
Cabbage is one of the vegetables that not everyone loves, but it has many uses. Cabbage can be eaten raw or cooked and can also be fermented into sauerkraut which can be kept for a long time. I like cabbage thinly sliced, steamed with butter, salt, pepper and with a dash of apple cider vinegar.
How to Grow Carrots
Carrots are a divisive vegetable in our household, but they can add great flavours to dishes. Daniel had no trouble growing carrots when he was young but a couple of decades later his carrot growing attempts were the butt of the family jokes.
How to Grow Cauliflowers: The Complete Guide from Seed to Table
Cauliflowers are a very versatile vegetable, but can be a little difficult to grow. Here is our complete guide from seed to table on how to grow cauliflowers.
How to Grow Celeriac
Celeriac is always something I have wanted to try to grow right from a kid, but because they are not well known or widely used, I have not prioritised growing them.
How to Grow Rainbow Chard: The Ultimate Guide to Growing a Leafy Green
Rainbow chard is a easy to grow to grow vegetable with many health benefits. Here is our ultimate guide to growing rainbow chard.
How to Grow Cucumber
Cucumbers: from the heart of a summer salad, pickled or just freshly sliced, why wouldn’t you grow want to grow your own fresh cucumbers?
How to Grow Garlic: The Ultimate Growing Guide
Garlic is one of those essential items when cooking in the kitchen and in the gardening world similar to tomatoes your gardening skill is rated on how well you can grow garlic.
How to Grow Jerusalem Artichokes
Jerusalem artichoke is also known as sunchoke, earth apple and sunroot and produces an edible tuber similar looking to ginger.
How to Grow Kale
Kale has earned its reputation of being a superfood by being rich in vitamins, magnesium, iron and anti-oxidants.
How to Grow Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea gongylodes)belongs to the brassica family but produces a turnip-like bulb on its stem. Both the bulb and leaves are edible and it makes a great substitute for potatoes.
How to Grow Lettuce
Lettuce is a very easy to grow vegetable and is one of the most used vegetables for salads. They will just about grow anywhere, whether it’s in your garden bed or little pot on the patio. Lettuce is a quick-growing crop, so they are perfect for sowing into your garden when you have space free.
How to Grow Mangel Wurzel
Have you ever heard of Mangel wurzel? Neither had we until recently. After researching we decided to try growing it this past winter and were surprised at how easy it was to grow. Mangel wurzel is also known as fodder beet, mangold, mangel beet and field beet and belong to the same family as beetroot and chard.
How to Grow Nasturtium
Nasturtiums, they practically grow like weeds in our garden, however they are very useful and versatile plant to grow. Their leaves, flowers and peas are all edible.
How to Grow Onions From Seed to Harvest : The Essential Guide
Onions is one of those vegetables that works it way into just about every meal. Growing your onions in your backyard garden is super simple, here is our guide on how to grow onions from seed to harvest.
How to Grow Parsnip
Despite lots of people struggling with growing parsnips, we have always found them easy to grow. Parsnips are a long-term crop and take 17 to 20 weeks before they are ready for harvest. Parsnips are delicious roasted, added to mash potato or in a soup and also are a good source of fibre, folate, manganese and vitamin c.
How to Grow Potatoes: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Tasty Tubers
Growing potatoes can be very easy and rewarding. Every time you dig up a potatoes when harvesting them, it’s like you have found gold. Here is how we grow our potatoes with great success.
How to Grow Pumpkins
Pumpkins are a great vegetable to grow in the garden, they are easy to grow, keep for a long time and the golden flesh they have is just delicious whether it’s roasted, in a soup or a salad.
How to Grow Rock Melon
Rock melon are a easy plant to grow, but require a bit of space to sprawl out along the ground. They also can be grown vertically.
How to Grow Sweet Corn
As a kid one of my favourite things to grow in summer was sweet corn. From planting the large seed and watching them grow quickly into plants that were taller than your head, then picking the cobs, peeling back the fresh husk to reveal a bright yellow sweet corn and then having them hot for tea with butter and salt.
How to Grow Tomatoes
In the gardening world, it seems everyone rates your gardening skills by how well you can grow tomatoes. Tomatoes themselves are not necessarily hard to grow but are prized by the gardener. Once you have had organically homegrown tomatoes to eat, you’re never going back.
How to Grow Zucchini
Over the warmer months zucchini become one of our staples and can be used widely from raw in salad to chips or roasted.