Square foot gardening

How to grow vegetables: simple ways to get started

by Emma Cooper

Setting up a vegetable patch can be daunting; but it doesn’t have to be difficult to get off to a flying start. Think small to begin with, opt for simple plot preparation and invest in some time-saving tools. There are plenty of quick and easy crops to try and with warmer weather on the way; now is a great time to get growing!

Planning a vegetable garden? Options for urban plots

by Emma Cooper

The traditional advice for starting a new vegetable patch is to pick the sunniest possible spot, double dig the soil and improve it with barrow-loads of well-rotted horse manure and plant in orderly rows. In an urban garden, this might not be possible but that doesn’t mean you can’t start a flourishing edible garden this spring.