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Growing Hints and Tips

Grow It, Cook It, Eat It
  • Want to grow your own at home? or
  • Want to support your local community to set-up their own community growing site?

Growing your own:

There are many factsheets available online about growing your own fruit and vegetables:

Additionally, the Royal Horticultural Society has recently launched Get Set, Grow!

Get Set, Grow! is a video series which guides you through the whole growing season. Perfect for those new to planting and producing their own fruits and vegetables, the series is great for growing a wide variety of crops in a small space. Follow the grow your own series on the RHS’s website or by subscribing to their YouTube channel.

The RHS also has a Grow Your Own app – a useful tool for keeping track of what to do and when, for the crops you’re wishing to grow. Learn more and download the app for Android or iPhone.”

Setting up your own community garden:

We recommend all community growing sites sign up to the Social Farms and Gardens network which can provide you with all the key information needed to start and maintain your own community garden, click here for more details and to visit the website: Social Farms & Gardens | (

Our Expert Gardeners helping to set-up our Grow It, Cook It, Eat It sites are also at hand to provide advice and guidance to get you started. Please contact the site closest to you with any questions – full contact details within the ‘Get Involved’ tab.

Key information to help get you on your way:

Growing Connections: Guide to an inclusive and welcoming community garden.

Last reviewed: 19/05/2021