Grow potatoes to help break up the soil in a new garden. The crop will be a bonus.


Pumpkins are so tolerant that they’ll grow just about anywhere – even out of your compost heap!



Like pumpkins, cucumbers have separate male and female flowers. Only the female flowers will develop fruit.


Because they can make use of nitrogen from the atmosphere, bean plants will actually enrich the soil in your garden.

Sweet Corn

The only member of the grass family that is grown as a vegetable, sweet corn has spread from its original home in the Americas to become a staple food in many parts of the world.

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