Grow Your Own

Due to the Apple iso11 update our GYO app is no longer fully supported and needed to be completely rebuilt. We are working with our app development agency and will be back with an updated app in April (subject to Apple approval).

GYO appUse your phone to help you grow fruit and veg

The RHS Grow Your Own app has been designed to help you choose and grow fruit and vegetables as simply as possible. You can also record notes for each of your plants, and easily share the app across other devices, such as iPad.

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GYO app on iphoneThe basic FREE app includes:

  • 39 fruit and veg - the 20 most popular varieties of fruit and veg, plus we've added an extra 19 vegetables to help you get started. 
  • Access to expert RHS advice about your chosen fruit and veg with detailed growing, sowing and harvesting instructions as well as varieties that we recommend.
  • Tools to help you choose vegetables and fruit for your garden based on your level of expertise, and your available space and time.

  • Calendar function with alerts, to remind you what to do and when, based on your chosen fruit and veg in ‘My Garden’.

  • Common problems you might encounter, with photos to help identify them, including pests and diseases and what to do about them.

  • Location-aware frost warnings to help you protect your plants.

  • Location-aware watering reminders and drought alerts.

  • Links to the RHS Plants online site to buy quality RHS plants, seeds and equipment.

  • Content includes
    the basic set of 20 plants:
    apple, blackcurrant, blueberry, cabbage, carrot, courgette, french bean, garlic, leek, lettuce, onion, pear, pepper, potato, radish, raspberry, runner bean, salad leaves, strawberry and tomato;
    plus 19 more to get you started: aubergine, broccoli, celeriac, celery, chard, chicory, chilli pepper, Chinese broccoli, dried beans, fennel, globe artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, pak choi, rocket, shallot, soya beans, swede, sweet potato, turnip.

Add more plants to appNeed more fruit and veg?

Upgrade by adding up to three more £1.99 content bundles we have available which include all the above functionality for the following extra plants:

  • Vegetables 1: asparagus, beetroot, broad bean, Brussels sprout, calabrese, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, endive, kohl rabi, komatsuna, lablab beans, mizuna, okra, parsnip, pea, pumpkin, salsify, spinach, sweetcorn
  • Fruits: apricot, blackberry, cherry, citrus, cranberry, fig, gooseberry, grape, kiwi, medlar, melon, mulberry, olive, peach, plum, quince, redcurrant, rhubarb, walnut, whitecurrant
  • Herbs: basil, bay, chamomile, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, horseradish, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, sorrel, tarragon, thyme


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The RHS is the UK’s leading horticultural charity, and this app is part of a wide ranging campaign or activities, publications and advice about Grow Your Own

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