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Growing Summer Vegetables

Easy Summer Vegetables You Can Grow Now

Perfect for any green-fingered gardener looking to ensure a fruitful harvest ahead of the Summer months, our handy article covers all the need-to-know essentials when it comes to getting your vegetable patch ready for Summer. From salad leaves to juicy and nutrient-rich vegetables, here at The Range our extensive selection of ready-to-sow seeds are sure to help you spring into action ahead of the warmer months.

Looking for inspiration when it comes to tending to your garden ahead of Summer? Our handy article on how to Get Your Garden Ready For Summer is sure to help you sweep, stylize, and spruce up your garden with ease.

Summer Vegetable Patch

Nutrient-Rich Vegetables

Great for creating an array of delicious dishes, vegetable seeds such as celery, aubergines, or courgettes are perfect for sowing into well-drained soil during the months of Spring - ensuring a harvest during the warmer months as well as towards the end of the year. For those after more exotic vegetables, then why not look at sowing some kohl rabi or pak choi? All of this veg is great for serving at BBQs and fabulous family gatherings.

After something with a little added kick to help spice things up during the Summer? Chillies and pepper seeds are not only easy-to-grow but are sure to help liven up any culinary creation.

Salad Leaves and Herbs

Great for lunches and even for serving alongside cooked meats and BBQ'd produce, salads offer a healthy and refreshing balance to your Summer meals. Ready-to-sow seeds such as lettuce and spinach are sure to provide returning harvests from year to year.

Looking to add a little more depth to your salad? Why not look to sow some colourful beetroot, flavoursome garlic chives, or interesting red toga spring onion? All are perfect for chopping up and mixing well into your salads for a refreshing twist of added flavour. Don't forget - kitchen herbs such as the mint, parsley, and coriander are also perfect for potting before the Summer months!

Stuck on what type of salad to serve to your guests this Summer? Why not check out our Four Scrumptious Summer Salad Recipes.

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Potting Your Plants

When it comes to starting your vegetables off on the right foot, there are plenty of seed tray or pot options to choose from here at The Range. Whilst most seedlings are suitable for sowing into compact seed cell trays, it's worth considering that your plants might soon outgrow their surroundings. If this is the case, then re-potting them into pots to ensure their roots have sufficient room to continue their growth.

Fertilisers and Watering

With the warmer months often leaving plants dry and dehydrated, it's important to ensure you're providing them with as much nutrition and water as possible. Irrigation accessories are perfect for ensuring your growing plants are well looked after. For those with larger vegetable patches to tend to, then why not look at investing in a sprinkler designed to provide excellent coverage across your harvest. Looking to stay as eco-friendly as possible on the run-up to Summer? Then a water butt and compost bin will help you save on waste whilst recycling natural materials!

Now you know exactly what you need the plant to make the most of your summer veggie patch, head over to our Gardens section to pick up any tools and accessories that will make the job easier!

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