Top-10 home grown vegetables for the city

PUBLISHED: 15:41 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 17:02 25 August 2010

1. Herbs: Even if you only have a window-sill you can grow herbs in pots.

1. Herbs: Even if you only have a window-sill you can grow herbs in pots. They're mostly easy to tend and cost a fraction of the exorbitant amounts you pay in the supermarket.

2. Potatoes: The received wisdom used to be that you needed a big open plot for these - but they do well in containers too.

3. Carrots: These are very easy and can be grown happily in pots.

4. Radishes: These are really easy and produce very rapid results from seed.

5. Tomatoes: Grow-bags make tomato growing very easy - even if the bags are a little ugly. You can even grow tomatoes in hanging baskets if you get the tumbling variety.

6. Lettuce: Try Little Gems or mixed salad leaves. Again if growing from seeds. phase the sowing so you can get a continuous supply over the summer months.

7. Courgettes: Grown from seed these are easy to sow as the seeds germinate very quickly.

8. Dwarf runner beans: Compact varieties grow well in pots.

9. Rocket: Fast and easy to grow and lovely nutty taste to mix in with salads.

10. Peppers: You can grow chillies or sweet peppers in pots.


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