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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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How to grow potatoes

How to grow potatoes

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

How to grow mushrooms from spawn plugs 

How to grow mushrooms from spawn plugs 

Mushrooms are fun and easy to grow at home and, once established, provide …

How to grow rhubarb

How to grow rhubarb

Here’s our ultimate guide to planting and growing rhubarb. Producing …

How to grow your own marvellous mushrooms

How to grow your own marvellous mushrooms

Learn how to grow your own mushrooms with a Suttons Windowsill Mushroom …

How to grow onions

How to grow onions

Here’s your complete guide to growing onions. Whether you want to grow …

Growing Your Chilli Plant

Growing Your Chilli Plant

Chilli peppers are a must home grow, from heat to flavour there’s …

Recent potato growing guides

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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 …

April Allotment Tips

April Allotment Tips

The key allotment focus at this time of year is potatoes. During the last …

Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)

Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)

Potato season has started with many seed potatoes chitting away in …

Recent fruit growing guides

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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 …

How to grow summer-fruiting (floricane) raspberries

How to grow summer-fruiting (floricane) raspberries

Summer-fruiting raspberries are easy to grow in gardens, allotments or …

Mulberry Charlotte Russe Growing Guide

Mulberry Charlotte Russe Growing Guide

Hard to find the fruits in supermarkets, you can have all the joys of …

Cucamelon: Growing Guide

Cucamelon: Growing Guide

Known in Mexico as Sandiitas de Raton, which literally translates to …

Grafted Tomato Plant Growing Guide

Grafted Tomato Plant Growing Guide

Our ‘Taking care of Grafted Tomato Plants’ guide provides all …

Recent flower growing guides

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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 …

Why Buy Plug Plants?

Why Buy Plug Plants?

Plug plants are a great value way to buy plants if you don't wish to grow …

Perennial Plants Flowering Times Guide

Perennial Plants Flowering Times Guide

From Achilleas all the way through to West country Lupins and whether …