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10 Reasons to Grow Baby Mini Veg

Posted Jan 10 2010 1:30am

Baby or mini vegetables are becoming very popular and there are good reasons for growing them:

  1. space saving ideal for window box, containers,patios or raised bed
  2. easily grown – vigorous & quick growing
  3. fast to mature – encouraging to harvest within a few weeks!
  4. great introduction to vegetable growing – easy to see results
  5. grow closer together – more production & less weeds
  6. provide regular supply – sow little & often every 3 weeks
  7. early harvesting – mini veg mature early so extending the season
  8. provide small portions – ideal for contributing to a selection of veg or for small households
  9. appeal to children – because small & perfectly formed!  Good for kids to grow and eat
  10. pests & diseases reduced – most mini veg grow quickly and have a short growing season
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pulled-carrots

The list of baby mini vegetables is growing every year as new mini cultivars are developed.  Some examples are:

Have you tried any varieties of mini veg that we could add to this list?

This book from Amazon discusses growing vegetables in pots:

There are many good reasons to grow a few baby mini veg this year.

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