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There is nothing more satisfying than sitting down to a meal where one or more of the ingredients have been produced from your own garden or allotment. As soon as dinner is served, every moment of hard work and effort that goes into growing your own is immediately rewarded. Once your freezer and store room are full, why not get out your recipe books and try a new dish? It’s surprisingly easy to create a fruitful harvest, even if space in your garden is at a premium.
Many vegetables, fruits and herbs can also be grown in containers or in pots on windowsills which offers a great way to get started with grow your own. Our experts have put together a few tips to help you make the most of your produce and hopefully keep ‘gluts’ (excess produce) to a minimum.
Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables, and they are surprisingly easy to grow, even on a small patio or balcony.
Harvesting your own fruit and vegetables is probably the most rewarding part of growing your own and once tasted, you will be hooked on producing more. Read our online guides to get tips for harvesting your produce so that you get the most out of it and ensure the maximum yield from your crops.