You can’t beat the taste of freshly harvested carrots, crunchy courgettes or crisp lettuce

Whether you’re growing in allotments, gardens or raised beds, here’s the practical know-how you need from our experts to help you grow your tastiest fruit and vegetables ever.

Getting started on your allotment

With a bit of preparation work you can produce attractive and productive plots for crops all year round. Make sure you clear the ground, test the soil and plan what to grow when, to ensure a satsifying supply of food for the table.

FInd out the easiest ways to clear the ground, check the soil and get growing.

Making the most of a plot

Getting to know your plot is as important as it is satisfying. Once you find out what the opportunities are, as well as the limitations, you can plan what crops will grow well, look good and taste great.

Tips and techniques to creating a unique, practical and productive allotment.

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Want to hone your vegetable-growing skills? Search our Advice pages, packed with guidance from expert RHS Advisors. 

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