GrowingRead all our latest blog posts right here!
Saving seeds from your climbing and bush (‘French’) bean plants is so easy there’s really no excuse not to.
It’s incredibly easy to save tomato seeds because the flower pollinates itself as it opens, so crosses are rare.
Learn how to save seeds with our guide to the easiest crop of all – peas.read more
Kohl Rabi are easy to grow and store well. You can eat the leaves, and the bulb is crunchy with a delicate, sweet taste.read more
Grow your own oyster mushrooms with just straw, a plastic bag and mushroom spawnread more
Shiitake mushrooms are delicious but really expensive. However, with just a little effort and some patience you can easily grow your own at home. Growing shiitake mushrooms needs little in the way of materials and work, and then you simply sit back and...wait. It...read more
Aubergines are tricky in the UK but can be successful if grown under cover. They should be started early, and pampered!read more
Courgettes are definitely a member of the ‘Most Awaited Crops’ group in the UK and can give you a harvest from June right through to the first frost – and even longer under cover.read more
Leeks are easy to grow, space-efficient and hardy too.read more
Alpacas are comparatively inexpensive to keep, and you don’t need huge tracts of land for themread more
Indoors or outdoors, growing cucumbers is easy provided you take good care of the seedlings.read more