Are you keen on the idea of growing your own fruit and veg, but a bit daunted about how to do it? Whatever garden space you’ve got, there’s potential to grow and enjoy fresh fruit and veg – and you don’t have to be a gardening pro to do it!
Easy grow your own tips and resources
I’ve rounded up a bumper selection of easy grow your own ideas, tips and resources, suited to all sizes of gardens and perfect for getting started with growing your own fruit and vegetables. Scroll down for online resources, apps and recommended reads too 🙂
How to get supplies
If you’re struggling to get hold of gardening supplies there are ways to improvise with things you’ve already got. This post has lots of ideas, plus a list of online retailers that are currently still despatching orders.
Tips for growing your own
Fast-growing vegetables to plant now from Growing Family
What to plant each month from Growing Family
How to grow your own when you don’t have lots of space or time for sowing seeds from Janice Shipp’s Plant News
Tips for starting a veg patch for the first time from Craft Invaders
Essential kit for growing seeds from Growing Family
Seed sowing tips from Plews Garden Design
Tips for sowing seeds directly into soil from Janice Shipp’s Plant News
The best vegetables for your soil type from Garden Thyme
Effective watering tips from Growing Family
How to rotate your crops from Plews Garden Design
Composting basics from Rhythms of Play
Grow your own tips for vegans from Plews Garden Design
Tips for preserving your homegrown harvest from Growing Family
Tips for preserving herbs from Growing Family
Easy grow your own projects
Quick and easy veg to grow from Grow Like Grandad
Quick growing vegetables for small spaces from The Tea Break Gardener
Growing potatoes in bags from Growing Family
The best vegetable varieties to grow from The Middlesized Garden
Grow your own for roof gardens from Catherine Horwood
How to grow garlic from Growing Family
Growing microgreens from Pass the Pistil
Growing salad in containers from Cleeve Nursery
Growing radish from Growing Family
Growing perennial vegetables that provide a constant supply by Jane Perrone
Planting a vertical herb garden from Growing Family
Grow your own for kids
50 fun ideas to get kids gardening from Growing Family
Tips for sowing seeds with kids from Growing Family
Great fruit and veg to grow with kids from Happiness is Homemade
Making gardening fun for kids from Growing Family
Growing salad from Growing Family
Growing tomatoes from Rhythms of Play
Growing your name in a courgette from Growing Family
The joy of growing your own as a family by Midwife & Life
Ways to encourage kids to eat more fruit and veg from Baby Budgeting
Growing cress caterpillars by Daisies & Pie
Online grow your own resources
The RHS website is a really good resource for grow your own advice.
There are lots of great growing guides on the Gardener’s World website.
There’s a handy vegetable seed sowing calendar at Thompson & Morgan.
Garden Tags also have lots of how-to guides.
Grow your own video resources
Grow your own apps
Great grow your own books
I hope this list gives you lots of grow your own ideas, and inspires you to give growing your own fruit and veg a try. Happy planting!