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 A complete guide to growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and edible flowers in garden beds, allotments and container gardening - from small pots to large plots -  including garden planning, gardening equipment, site and soil management, sowing garden seeds, planting,  looking after crops, harvesting, storing and cooking plus lots more

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 How to grow vegetables, fruit, herbs and edible flowers
Nothing beats the taste of home grown produce
freshly picked from your garden

This website has been designed to provide a wealth of information for beginners  and the expert gardener alike, from simple seed sowing to training espalier fruit trees, so where you start will depend on your level of expertise.

There are
four main ways to find the information you need to grow your own food

1.  Green Navigation Buttons -  at the top of all pages link to main sections

2.  Resource Page  -  In-depth articles on specific subjects e.g. garden planning

3.  Search facility - Enables you to search using keywords or phrases

4. Garden Calendars - Monthly and seasonal jobs to do in the garden

 
Gardening Calendars

 

For those who already have established plots or gardens, why not check our gardening calendars showing jobs to do, to make sure you haven't forgotten anything important. They tell you everything you need to know to look after your edible garden plants at all times of the year and all seasons. Click the pictures to get to the detailed calendars.

 

Summer Gardening Calendars

Summer Growing Calendars

 

August Fruit Calendar

August in the fruit garden

August Vegetable Calendar

August in the vegetable garden

 

August Features

 

Sowing, Harvesting, Tidying

 

There's still time to sow the quicker maturing vegetable seeds such as lettuce and carrots.. Visit our section on how to plan beds, borders and allotments for useful tips and ideas to make the best of the space you have available. How to plan vegetable and fruit beds and allotment plots

 

As crops finish harvesting, it's a good idea to clear any leftover plant debris as you go. Why not start a compost heap.

 
If you're completely new to gardening, you may not have any gardening tools or equipment. We explain what you'll need from the bare necessities to optional extras.              

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