Broad Beans: Broad beans are this year’s first crop to find a home in Grow HQ soil. This is an easy vegetable to grow, as long as you have a resident ladybird, a hose to keep the blackfly at bay, and a beer trap to distract any slugs for good measure.
Oriental Greens: Trusty heads of iceberg lettuce are set aside to make room for their exotic cousins – mizuna, rocket and mustard greens. Easy to grow in beds and perfect for containers, these cut-and-come-again greens can be harvested multiple times, making them the ideal beginners’ crop.
Cucumber: Mick is feeling cool as a cucumber with his well-rehearsed veg trivia, new polytunnels and boy scout knowledge of cucumber growing. While there’s more to it than the veg grown in earlier episodes, Karen shows how this prolific plant can also be grown outdoors in Container Corner, alongside some miniature cucumelons.