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Best expert advice on growing onions

Here, we’ve brought together the best onion-growing content from the internet, including articles, videos and instagram posts to help you plant, care for and harvest onions at home. This article was reviewed by the Suttons horticultural team and updated on 19 Feb 2024.

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Best expert advice on sowing and growing vegetable seeds

We’ve found some of the best articles, videos and Instagram posts for expert advice on how to sow and grow your own vegetable seeds. This article was reviewed by the Suttons horticultural team and updated on 30 January 2024.

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Best expert advice on growing chillies

Here’s our pick of the best chilli-growing content from expert gardening bloggers.

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Best expert advice on how to grow tomatoes

From how to choose the right variety, through to sowing tomato seeds, growing and trouble-shooting tips, here’s everything you need to know about growing tomatoes.

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Best expert advice on how to grow potatoes

Here’s your ultimate guide – from choosing the best seed potatoes through to harvesting and storing your spuds.

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Best expert advice on growing sweet peas

Whether you’re looking for germination tips, help with the cordon method or just some fresh inspiration, here’s everything you need to know about growing sweet peas.

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Best expert advice on architectural shrubs

Here are some of the best articles, videos and Instagram posts to help you add architectural wow-factor to containers, beds and borders.

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Best expert advice on growing carrots

Carrots aren’t the easiest crop to grow, but with a few tips, you’re sure to have a successful harvest.

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Best expert advice on growing bare root plants

We’ve pulled together a comprehensive collection of articles, Instagram posts and YouTube videos to help you get the very best from the bare root season.

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Best expert advice on growing amaryllis bulbs

If you’re looking for expert advice, here are some articles, YouTube videos and Instagram posts to help you grow amazing amaryllis displays.

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Recent Vegetable Growing Guides

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How to grow courgettes

Courgettes are one of the most rewarding crops to grow. Here’s everything you need to know about growing your own courgettes.

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Dwarf French Bean Seeds ‘Colour Mix’ from Suttons

Best expert advice on sowing and growing vegetable seeds

We’ve found some of the best articles, videos and Instagram posts for expert advice on how to sow and grow your own vegetable seeds. This article was reviewed by the Suttons horticultural team and updated on 30 January 2024.

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Potato 'Orla' from Suttons

Best expert advice on how to grow potatoes

Here’s your ultimate guide – from choosing the best seed potatoes through to harvesting and storing your spuds.

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Bright orange carrots table

Best expert advice on growing carrots

Carrots aren’t the easiest crop to grow, but with a few tips, you’re sure to have a successful harvest.

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How to preserve and store herbs

Here’s how to preserve and store your fresh herbs for all year round use.

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Best expert advice on growing microgreens

Here’s how to grow delicious microgreens. 

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Fascinating historical veggie facts

We thought we’d dig into the past to bring you a selection of some of the best veggie facts from bygone times.

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Top tips for growing sweetcorn

Growing your own sweetcorn is a bit of a revelation, as freshly harvested cobs taste infinitely better than anything you can buy in a shop.

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A brief guide to container gardening

Whether you want to add a few colourful pots to your patio or create an entire garden in containers, we’ve got you covered.

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The best vegetables to grow in a grow bag

Here’s how to create your own mini veg garden with a couple of grow bags.

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Recent Fruit Growing Guides

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How to prune and train apple trees

Here are some top tips from our horticultural team to help you train and prune your apple trees to perfection.

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How to grow apricot, peach and nectarine trees

Growing apricots, peaches and nectarine trees is perfectly possible here in the UK.

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Beginner’s guide to planting and growing fruit trees

From dwarf patio varieties to larger specimen fruit trees, we select those that crop reliably but won’t grow too large and uncontrollable.

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Bare rooted fruit and nut trees

Here are some tips on buying bare root fruit and nut trees.

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How to grow nut trees

If you’re thinking of planting a fruit tree, why not consider a nut? We asked the horticultural team at Suttons for their top tips.

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Best expert advice on growing plum trees

Here are some of the best articles, videos and Instagram posts to help you successfully grow and harvest your own plums.

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How to grow kiwi fruit

Here’s everything you need to know to grow kiwis.

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Best expert advice on growing raspberries

This collection of independent articles, Insta posts and YouTube videos is packed with expert advice from experienced raspberry growers who really know their stuff. 

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How to grow plums and gages

Here’s everything you need to know to get your new plum tree off to a flying start.

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Best expert advice on growing blueberries

Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, not to mention delicious in everything from porridge to pancakes. And to help you achieve the best results, here are some articles, videos and tips from our favourite independent gardening bloggers!

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Recent Flower Growing Guides

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How to grow hemerocallis

Learn how to grow hemerocallis in our guide.

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Best flowers for tricky areas

Whatever challenge you’re trying to solve, our horticultural team is on hand to help you find the best blooms for your garden.

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Best expert advice on growing hydrangeas

Here we provide a comprehensive collection of information, growing tips and trouble-shooting advice to help you get the very best from your hydrangeas.

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Yellow and orange coreopsis flowers in grey container

A brief guide to container gardening

Whether you want to add a few colourful pots to your patio or create an entire garden in containers, we’ve got you covered.

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Purple gladioli flowers

Best expert advice on growing summer-flowering bulbs

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to get your summer-flowering bulbs and corms in the ground. To help you make the most of these under-rated heroes, we’ve asked experienced gardening bloggers to share their favourite varieties, along with top tips for successful growing.

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Edible flowers: tuberous begonias

The brightly-coloured petals of tuberous begonias are not only beautiful, but edible too. Here’s more information about using begonias in your kitchen, as well as your garden.

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Best expert advice on growing geraniums (pelargoniums)

Here’s our pick of the best independent articles, YouTube videos and Instagram posts to help you create a show-stopping display of perfect pelargoniums.

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How to build layers of colour and scent in your garden

Here are some of the plants and flowers I like to grow for low-maintenance layers of colour or deliciously sweet smell.

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A quick guide to giant sunflowers

For advice on how to grow giant sunflowers, along with the best varieties to try, you’ve come to the right place.

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How to grow caladium bulbs

Here are some top tips to help you grow colourful caladiums.

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