Basics

Your go-to guide for basic gardening advice and how to articles. If you’re looking for something specific, don’t forget that you can use CTRL+F (or ⌘+F on a Mac) to search this page, and there’s a search box for the whole site in the top right corner – look for the magnifying glass 🙂

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Growing guides
How to grow courgettes, summer squash and zucchini
How to chit potatoes
How to grow your own peashoots
Great plants to grow with kids
How to grow mustard and cress
How to grow Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes)
How to grow French marigolds
How to grow nasturtiums
How to grow your own fertilizer
How to grow spring cabbage
How to grow your own tea

Getting started
How to prepare a new vegetable garden
Herb gardens for beginners
What to wear for gardening
How to start your vegetable garden for less
How to make every seed count
How to use cloches for plant protection
How to use banana peels as free fertilizer
How to choose tools that last
Beginner’s guide to companion planting
Beginner’s guide to no dig gardening
How to grow vegetables to save money
How to make the most of your greenhouse
How to compost with plastic composters
How to make large paper pots
Beginner’s guide to worm composting
Beginner’s guide to composting
Beginner’s guide to seed saving
Beginner’s guide to wildlife gardening
How to turn your garden into a wildlife haven
How to recycle plastic bottles in the garden
How to be water wise in the garden
Eco-friendly lawn maintenance
Beginner’s guide to organic fertilizers
How to plan an allergy-free garden
How to maximise your harvest: part 1
Your soil type and how to improve your soil

Pests and diseases
How to get rid of slugs without toxic slug pellets
How to repel garden pests with plants
How to deal with fungus gnats
Eco-friendly garden pest control

Seasonal advice
How to plan a spring garden
How to light a safe bonfire
How to make leaf mould/ mold compost
Useful seed saving information
How to store seed potatoes and other tubers for planting
How to protect fruit trees from frost

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Basic gardening advice from an expert

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