If you’re starting out growing your own veg at home, in an allotment or sharing plots with friends, we’ve found a fabulous resource. It’s iGrowVeg.com and we’ll bring you regular alerts and highlights from its Planning Your Vegetable Garden download series.
These build into an easy to follow and use guide to: current tasks, what you can expect and your own growing and harvesting calendar. Check the bottom for the link to the downloads.
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iGrowVeg.com is the work of Tracey Bacon from Essex in the UK. Her passion is growing veg year round and helping the rest us learn how. She started from scratch, a complete novice around 2006, and luckily for us is passing on what she’s learned.
Downloads to keep
She also knows how to make great websites and emails, and she designs beautiful downloads that you can collect and keep – all of them packed full of notes, pictures and charts to guide you through the growing year.
Tracey photographs her own veg growing from planting the seeds to harvesting the edible stuff. She’s even started producing detailed slide shows that show you just what to do and expect, step-by-visual-step.
In her February newsletter she included a timely link to an excellent series of slides showing the best techniques for growing from seed – really worth looking at.
But start with the iGrowVeg.com Planning Your Vegetable Garden series of downloads. What a fantastic collection of support and planning tools – as useful for real experts as well as complete beginners.
Planning Your Vegetable Garden:
Part 1: Grouping vegetable types and crop rotation
Part 2: What can I grow
Part 3: Drawing a plan – including your own Excel spreadsheet template (also can be opened in Google docs)
Part 4: Choosing your seeds – another spreadsheet template to help you choose and order your seeds
Part 5: My vegetable plan and seed list
iGrowVeg Vegetable Plot Plan 2010
iGrowVeg Vegetable Seed List 2010
iGrowVeg Quick Glance Vegetable Plan with Sowing Notes (1)
Quick Glance Vegetable Plan with Sowing Notes Template
Online resources for buying seeds, plants and planning your plot
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