RHS and BBC promote Grow your Own


Grow Your Own appears to be the recipe for engaging gardeners at the moment. Both the RHS and the BBC have excellent on-line resources with tips, guides and ideas for growing anything and everything edible this year.

I personally like the BBC Dig In site which is easy to use and clearly explains how to grow different types of crop. http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/digin/vegetables/

Then there is the innovative idea from the RHS to map the number of people who are growing their own veg this year http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/grow-your-own/Grow-your-own-pledge-map?utm_campaign=April%2BGrow%2BYour%2BOwn%2BNon-Members&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_medium=email

Apparently 300,000 UK gardeners are now growing produce in allotments and there are a further 100,000 people on the waiting lists . Grow Your Own food has become the new “must have” consumer accessory for rich and poor it appears. I am fearing the worst about my chances of securing a space at The Village allotment in the Meads in Eastbourne. Now on the hunt for a property with its own small patch of garden so I can join the Grow Your Own set this summer.

WHERE do you grow YOUR own?

I am currently researching the most unusual places/objects that people use to grow their own fruit and veg.Do share what you are up to with growing your own produce this summer.

Would also like to know any novel ways of securing a good crop?

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