Planning your growing area
When planning your growing area you will need to be aware of the individual growth habits and needs of each crop you will be growing:
We have recommended using the round variety of carrot as it can be sown in trays and then transplanted into the open ground. When the carrots are grown from seeds they grow in clumps. These clumps of carrots are sown in rows and each clump must be 23cm apart from the next clump. When one row is completed then plant a second row 23cm from the first. The rows can be long or short rows depending on the amount of space you have.
Carrots need a sunny site.
Peas can be grown in rows or made into a wigwam shape. Each pea plant needs to be about 5cm apart and each row about 15cm apart. If planting in a wigwam shape (see diagram) then ensure the pea plants are still 5cm apart. It is important to remember that peas will need something to grow up as they get quite tall - they will need twiggy sticks which are about 1.2m tall.
These need a lot of sun and a sheltered site if possible.
These are best planted 45cm apart in rows which are 30cm apart, but you could plant them in a single row against a wall for instance. Tomato plants will also need support and sticks or canes at least 1.2m high will be needed.
These need lots of sun and a sheltered site if possible.
These plants are sown in rows and need to be 15cm apart in their rows. Each row needs to be 30cm apart from the other.
Spinach can be grown where there is some shade.
!! You may want to take a look at the container section of the site as you may want to have a mix of ground and container growing !!