Grow Your Own Help & Advice
Whether it be growing your own tomatoes on a balcony, using raised beds and planters in your garden or developing a plot of land on an allotment in order to grow a wide variety of fruit and veg, whatever the space you have, anyone can grow their own food at home and with our handy guides, tips and articles, you'll be a pro grower in no time!
Companion Planting Guide
Companion planting is a theory much in favour with organic vegetable gardeners that pairs certain plants with others so that insect damage is reduced and pollination improved.
Guide To Seed Collecting
Gardening doesn't have to be expensive, and collecting your own seed is one way to propagate plants if you have a restricted budget and can't afford to buy packets of seed.
Crop Rotation Guide
When cultivating vegetables it's important to rotate where the crops are grown so that the threat of disease is minimised and specific nutrients are available.
How To Grow Herbs
Interest in growing herbs has increased sharply over the last few years as we learn the usefulness of their culinary, medicinal and aromatic properties.
How To Grow Berries
Here's our guide to growing strawberries, raspberries and other soft fruit that tastes so good when freshly picked or can be turned into delicious jam.
Tomato Growing Tips
Tomatoes are an easy crop for the novice gardener to grow, whether they be bush or upright / vine, greenhouse or outdoors. Here are some tomato growing tips for beginners.
Growing Your Own Guide
Growing your own is a very rewarding activity, that’s why allotments have such long waiting lists. Not only is it satisfying both physically and mentally, but everything you grow will be fresh, seasonal and in tip top condition.
Create a Medicinal Garden
More than half of the medicines we use today are derived from plants, some may be familiar such as codeine and quinine but there are many others that play a vital role in healthcare throughout the world.
How to Grow Potatoes
Potatoes may not be exciting, but they're easy to grow and can be cooked in different ways. The potato could be our most valuable vegetable.
How To Make & Store Jam
Making jam is so easy – you really don’t need many, if any, culinary skills. And the end product tastes so much better than a shop bought alternative.
How To Grow Cucumbers
Cucumbers love deep rich soil & a sunny, sheltered location. Outdoor varieties tend to have thicker skins but many can be grown under glass.
Types & Purposes Of Soil
Soil is the gardener’s raw material. It comes in many types and is home to billions of living organisms that allow plants to flourish.
How To Choose A Fruit Tree
Late autumn and winter is the perfect time to plant fruit trees and, whatever sized garden you have, there is a perfect one for you.
Rain Water Capture Guide
You might think the UK is drenched by water throughout the year, but regular hose pipe bans prove otherwise. It's important to conserve rainfall.
Creating A Vegetable Bed
You may be lucky and have good soil, but a vegetable bed will normally need nurturing and here is a guide to help you achieve maximum fertility.