Grow your own fruit and veg

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Grow your own: goodtoknow's guide to gardening

If your kids are fussy eaters, getting them involved in gardening is a great idea - they'll love to eat foods that they've grown themselves!

This spring and summer, make the most of your garden by growing your own fruit and veg. It's a great way to save some money, get a bit more active and it helps you towards your 5-a-day too!

Did you know?

Gardening can make you happier! Under a new government scheme, people suffering from depression, low moods and anxiety can ask their GP to refer them to some gardening lessons, which are said to boost morale.

If you always fancied being a bit more adventurous with your gardening but aren't sure where to start, you've come to the right place. Here we've teamed up with Amateur Gardening magazine and chosen tasty fruit and veg that are easy for beginners to grow - just click on the links below to find out when and how to plant each one.

Grow your own:

French beans

Stories supplied by Amateur Gardening magazine, on sale every Tuesday, priced £1.99.

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Katie goodtoknow

Writing this article really made me want to start growing my own fruit and veg! I think I'll start with courgettes and strawberries. Has anyone else recently discovered they've got green fingers?

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