No matter what size garden or outdoor space you have, growing your own fruit and vegetables is something you can do anywhere. Even the smallest garden can easily be turned into a productive space and many vegetables grow just as well in pots as they do in the soil.
Growing your own food can be quick too. If you’ve got less than an hour to spare, start by growing salad crops or herbs in a container. Starting with seeds is fun and great to do with kids, but you can also help things along by starting with ready-grown plants that can be potted-on straight away.
If you’ve got more time and space, start by planting fruit trees. They might take longer to yield their first harvest but they will give longer-term rewards.
Growing your own food has other benefits too. It’s a great way to get children interested in gardening, to attract wildlife and, of course, it’s kind to the environment – picking straight from your vegetable garden means less packaging and fewer trips to the supermarket!