The first bite of a juicy, sweet tomato, the sumptuous flavour of strawberries warmed by the sun, the satisfying crunch of a delicious apple, the pleasing ‘pop’ of a pea pod … surely there are few more rewarding activities than growing and harvesting your own fruit and vegetables.

And don’t be daunted because it’s easier than you might think and, as well as being extremely satisfying, you’ll benefit from…

And if all that isn’t enough to convince you then remember that it’s cost effective too! Just a few packets of seeds, your own time and effort and a little careful planning can keep you picking produce for most of the year – and you can grow just as much as you need so there’s no waste either.

What you’ll need…

Getting started can be broadly summarised in three main areas – your plants, the growing environment you provide and the tools you’ll need. Let’s take a look at each…


Can take a variety of forms and come in a range of sizes such as:

Growing environment

You don’t actually need much to get started but, as with most things in life, the more effort you put in at the beginning and the more care you give your crops, the better they’ll perform – which means that you’ll get more tasty food to eat!

You’ll need to consider…

plus of course you’ll need to ensure that your crops have adequate water as they grow and develop.


There are a range of things you’ll need to get started, as a guide we suggest:

Worried about space?

Well don’t be – there are fruit and vegetables to suit any size growing space from pots to plots!

If you’ve got a dedicated fruit and vegetable garden then you’re very lucky, but even the smallest outdoor spaces can be used. Vegetables can be incorporated into beds and borders (consider them decorative edibles!), fruit trees are generally suitable for most garden sizes and can even be grown in pots as long as they receive proper care, plus of course pots and containers, including hanging baskets, can be used on patios and balconies to great effect – and you can always think up a few more creative ideas of your own too, the only limit is your imagination!

Great! Now you’re all fired up and ready to start growing your own, come and see us in-store. We’ll be happy to offer friendly, expert advice, plus we have everything you need to get your fruit and veg growing off to a flying start, and keep it going through to successful harvest too!

More Fruit and Veg related information…

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