Growing your own veg

Growing your own veg

  • The five easiest vegetables to grow
  • How much money you could save on veg
  • Tips for growing veg in a small space
  • Advice to save time when growing veg
  • Plus the secrets of how to grow a range of popular veg

What's in this guide

The five easiest vegetables to grow

These vegetables are simple to look after and don't need much space to grow well

The secrets of how to grow sweetcorn

The best time to sow, when to harvest and which varieties are best for our cold climate

Save money by growing your own veg

How much money could you save by growing your own fruit and veg? We've done the sums for you

How to grow veg in a small space

Which? testing reveals the techniques to use to grow in pots or in the ground

How to get an allotment

Tips on choosing the best allotment, including security, access to taps for watering and parking

Time-saving veg growing

Practical advice when your free time is limited, but you still want to enjoy growing delicious veg

The secrets of how to grow tomatoes

Easy to grow indoors or outside, how to avoid blight and how to get the best flavour

The secrets of how to grow courgettes

How to get great crops, no matter how many or how few plants you grow

The secrets of how to grow lettuce

When to sow and how to pick the sweetest-tasting leaves for your salads

The secrets of how to grow French beans

The best time to sow, when to harvest and which varieties are best for drying

The secrets of how to grow onions

The choice between sets or seeds, and spring or autumn planting, for great crops

The secrets of how to grow broad beans

When's best to sow? Autumn or spring? How to deal with blackfly, plus are small-seeded varieties tastier?

The secrets of how to grow cucumbers

Whether expensive grafted varieties are worth the money, varieties to grow indoors and out, and lunchbox-size fruits

The secrets of how to grow garlic

When to plant your garlic, can you use bulbs from the supermarket and how to get a decent crop in the UK

The secrets of how to grow potatoes

Practical advice for growing in the ground or in containers on the patio

The secrets of how to grow runner beans

How many plants to grow to avoid gluts, and what to do if the beans won't set after flowering