Vegetable Gardening for Beginners


A-Z of vegetables. Information on them, including how to grow them, pests, diseases. Also includes seasonal information, about when to grow which vegetables.

In culinary terms, a vegetable is an edible plant or its part, intended for cooking or eating raw.

The non-biological definition of a vegetable is largely based on culinary and cultural tradition. Apart from vegetables, other main types of plant food are fruits, grains and nuts. Vegetables are most often consumed as salads or cooked in savory or salty dishes, while culinary fruits are usually sweet and used for desserts, but it is not the universal rule. Therefore, the division is somewhat arbitrary, based on cultural views. For example, some people consider mushrooms to be vegetables even though they are not biologically plants, while others consider them a separate food category; some cultures group potatoes with cereal products such as noodles or rice, while most English speakers would consider them vegetables.

Some vegetables can be consumed raw, while some, such as cassava, must be cooked to destroy certain natural toxins or microbes in order to be edible.

Birdies Garden Beds for vegetablesIf you need something to grow your vegetables in, then Birdies Garden Beds, are just what you need. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and designs, to meet even the fussiest requirements of those wishing to grow their own vegetables.