Grow your own fruit and veg

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:

Strawberries
Courgettes
Potatoes
Raspberries
Carrots
Peppers
French beans
Tomatoes

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

Amateur Gardening magazine