Growing your own may seem daunting, but with the help of our useful guides you will soon be eating your own, healthy, home grown vegetables and fruit.
Where do I start?
Before you start growing your own, there are a few things to consider to make the most from your plot. The following categories will take you over the basics of how to get started from identifying soil types to the essential tools you will need, but don't forget to visit the 'Growing Advice' section for more detailed information and advice on successfully growing your own.
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Knowing your soil type will help you choose the right plants and vegetables for your garden and will help you maintain them in good condition without costly mistakes.
Choosing your ideal plot and position can seem confusing but a little planning goes a long way in ensuring a productive and enjoyable vegetable garden!
Crop rotation is good practice in a vegetable plot, helping to reduce pest and disease problems and improve yields.
Although there is no definitve answer on whether to grow from seed or use plug plants as it depends on time, budget and experience the advice in our guide will give you some hints and tips so you can decide which will best suit you.
Gardening is like any hobby - there are endless tools and equipment you can buy if you have the money to invest however the list of essential equipment for gardening is actually fairly short.
Watering your vegetable garden efficiently and effectively saves time, money, the environment and promotes success. Believe it or not, there are simple water-wise tips for vegetable gardens that can really make every drop count!
Feeding your plants with fertiliser is essential to make sure that they have the balanced diet they need to grow strong and healthy. You can?t rely 100% on the make-up of your soil without supplementary feeding so a bit of knowledge on the nutrients they crave goes a long way!