Welcome to ‘Suttons Growing Guides’

Read our latest ‘how to grow’ articles in the tabs below. Whether you’re a beginner gardener or an experienced allotmenteer, our detailed growing guides are packed with top tips, practical advice and inspirational ideas. 

Are you planning a new garden design, keen to try new and unusual vegetables, or looking to sow flower seeds that bloom all summer long? Take a leisurely browse through the menu on the right and see which of our articles catches your eye…

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Recent vegetable growing guides

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Beginners guide to growing vegetables from seed

Beginners guide to growing vegetables from seed

large veg patch or you’re starting a container garden on your patio or …

How to grow herbs

How to grow herbs

Here’s everything you need to know about sowing and growing your …

How to grow cucumbers

How to grow cucumbers

Here we take a look at how to sow and grow cucumber seeds in a greenhouse …

How to grow bumper crops of peas and beans

How to grow bumper crops of peas and beans

Here’s everything you need to know to grow bumper crops of peas and …

How to grow Edamame beans

How to grow Edamame beans

Here’s our ultimate guide to growing your own edamame

How to grow potatoes

How to grow potatoes

Here’s our ultimate guide to growing your own potatoes. An easy, low …

Recent potato growing guides

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Best sweet potatoes to grow in the UK

Best sweet potatoes to grow in the UK

Sweet potatoes are exotic, delicious, and fun to grow at home. With …

Best expert advice on how to grow potatoes

Best expert advice on how to grow potatoes

To help you grow your own potatoes, we’ve assembled some of the best …

Everything you ever wanted to know about potatoes

Everything you ever wanted to know about potatoes

The humble spud is a firm favourite in vegetable patches around the UK. …

How to grow potatoes in pots and containers

How to grow potatoes in pots and containers

Fresh, homegrown potatoes have an extra special flavour and they’re …

Which potato?

Which potato?

November is the time to start thinking about which potatoes to grow. …

May Allotment Tips

May Allotment Tips

My allotment has moved on apace since last month. Spring certainly sprung …

Recent fruit growing guides

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How to grow fig trees

How to grow fig trees

Simply follow these instructions and look forward to owning a beautiful …

How to grow cucamelons

How to grow cucamelons

If you fancy something a little different to add to your summer salads, …

How to grow currants 

How to grow currants 

If you want to grow your own blackcurrants, redcurrants and white …

How to grow strawberries

How to grow strawberries

Here’s everything you need to know to grow huge yields of delicious …

Best expert advice on how to grow fruit trees

Best expert advice on how to grow fruit trees

Perfect for pollinators, fruit trees produce a delicious harvest year …

How to grow autumn-fruiting (primocane) raspberries

How to grow autumn-fruiting (primocane) raspberries

Sweet and tangy autumn-fruiting raspberries are easy to grow in your …

Recent flower growing guides

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Best expert advice on how to grow roses

Best expert advice on how to grow roses

These expert tips will help you to grow the most magnificent climbing, …

How to create the perfect cottage garden

How to create the perfect cottage garden

Here are some top tips to help you choose the best cottage garden plants …

Edible flowers guide

Edible flowers guide

Flowers are not only beautiful to behold, many are edible too. What’s …

How to grow saffron crocus

How to grow saffron crocus

Here’s everything you need to know about growing saffron crocuses in …

How to grow ranunculus

How to grow ranunculus

Here’s our ultimate guide to planting and growing ranunculus bulbs. …

Hemerocallis Growing Guide

Hemerocallis Growing Guide

Hemerocallis are perennial plants with lily-like flowers, producing a …