Growing Guides

Types of beans that need a trellis when to trellis them
13 Types of Beans That Need a Trellis and When to Trellis Them

Growing beans in your garden? Let’s look at the most commonly grown bean varieties that need the support of a trellis and the best time to trellis them.

How to Grow Basil in Your Garden 1
How to Grow Basil in Your Garden

Learning how to grow basil is a practical way to get your fingers green and start cultivating edible plants, even in a small space.

close-up of a hand holding earth - how to improve your garden soil
How to Improve Your Garden Soil in 6 Steps

Learn how to improve your garden soil in six, simple steps, and enjoy happy, healthy flowers and crops year after year.

a father and two children looking closely at a tomato vine in a vegetable patch
The Best Plants for Kids to Grow

Our list of the 10 best plants for kids to grow will encourage them to have fun in the garden and have a better understanding of the natural world.

a container of lettuce plants in a garden
21 Vegetables to Grow in Shade

Growing crops can be tough without full sun in your garden. Here are 21 vegetables to grow in shade, with tips on how to keep them healthy.

you can grow vegetables in hanging baskets, like this huge tomato plant with lots of trailing fruit
How to Grow Vegetables in Hanging Baskets

Choosing to grow vegetables in hanging baskets is an efficient use of space, giving you fantastic foliage and also leaving you with something delicious to enjoy at the end of the season.

a cluster of aphids eating a leaf
Tips for Getting Rid of Aphids

An aphid population can destroy gardens, houseplants and vegetable patches. Read these tips for getting rid of aphids to save your plants!

how to grow strawberries, taking young plants from a box and putting them into the ground
How to Grow Strawberries in Your Garden

Learn how to grow strawberries at home, and enjoy the perfect treat for a summer’s day – with cream, in Pimm’s, or as a fresh treat on their own.

five cobs of golden corn, picked from a garden
How to Grow Sweetcorn in Your Garden 

Learning how to grow sweetcorn in your garden will reward you with stunning foliage and delicious golden cobs to enjoy at the dinner table.

a guide to show you how to grow chilli peppers in your garden
How to Grow Chilli Peppers in Your Garden

If you like a little bit of kick in your kitchen, learning how to grow chilli peppers is going to be a very satisfying experience.