Grow Your Own

Download the RHS Grow Your Own iPhone app

Download the RHS Grow Your Own iPhone app from the App Store on your iPhone.

Fully updated in April 2014, and optimised for iPhone 5 and 4 users, this Grow Your Own iPhone app from the Royal Horticultural Society is designed to help you choose and grow fruit and vegetables - however much space or time you have.

You will be able to upgrade to the new version for free, and you can now share your garden to Facebook, record notes for each of your plants, and share your app across multiple devices, like iPad, with ease.

The basic application is free and covers a total of 39 fruit and veg - the 20 most popular varieties of fruit and veg, plus we've added an extra 19 vegetables for FREE. 

The basic FREE app includes:

  • Access to expert RHS advice about your chosen fruit/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/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

  • Improved links to the RHS plants online site to buy quality RHS plants, seeds and equipment

  • Access to the RHS Grow Your Own Facebook page, to ask questions, advice and chat to fellow gardeners

  • Content covering 39 popular fruit and veg - the basic set of 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 we have now added aubergine, broccoli, celeriac, celery, chard, chicory, chilli pepper, Chinese broccoli, dried beans, fennel, fennel, globe artichoke, jerusalem artichoke, pak choi, rocket, shallot, soya beans, swede, sweet potato, turnip.

Upgrade to more fruit and veg

The £1.99 content bundles available include all the above functionality for the following plants:

  • Vegetables 1: asparagus, beetroot, broad bean, brussel sprouts, calabrese, cauliflour, chinese cabbage, cucumber, endive, kohlrabi, komatsuna, Lablab beans, mizuna, okra, parsnip, pea, pumpkin, salsify, spinach, sweetcorn
  • Fruit: apricot, blackberry, cherry, citrus, cranberry, fig, gooseberry, grape, kiwi, medlar, melon, mulberry, olive, peach, plum, quince, redcurrant, rhubarb, walnut, whitecurrant
  • Herbs: basil, bayleaf, chamomile, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, horseradish, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, sorrel, tarragon, thyme


If you have any feedback or suggestions for what you’d like to see in future, do get in touch at

Technical problems

If you have any technical problems with the Grow Your Own app, please email with details of the problem.

Help and advice

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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