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Practical advice on growing onions by Mario de Pace, RHS Horticulturalist for RHS Wisley Modern Vegetable Garden.
Onions and shallots are popular with gardeners and easy to grow from sets.
RHS Horticulturalist Mario de Pace talks about easy cut and come again crops, from selecting and sowing seeds, to good harvesting techniques.
RHS experts talk about the ground rules for getting started: site selection, crop rotation and soil preparation.
Vegetable crops are usually grown from seed - an easy and inexpensive way to get started. This video shows how to sow outdoors and indoors.
Beans and peas are rewarding crops to grow in the garden. Some are suitable to grow in pots.
Brassicas include: cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, calabrese, broccoli and kohl rabi. The RHS experts explain how to get the best from these crops.
Courgettes and marrows can be grown in the garden or in growbags or containers. One plant will produce many fruits over the season.
Leeks do take up a lot of room in the veg patch, but if you've got the space, they are well worth growing.
Root vegetables include: carrots, parsnips, turnips, swedes and beetroot. Follow the advice of the RHS experts to get the best from these crops.
Salad crops, such as lettuce and radish, are easy to grow, and can be grown in even the smallest space.
You don't need a glasshouse to grow successful crops of tomatoes - many types can be grown in containers or hanging baskets.
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