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Best expert advice on growing veg plants

Here’s a wealth of top tips to help you grow great veg.

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Best expert advice on growing peas

Whether you want to sow traditional pea seeds or grow sugar snaps or mangetouts, here are some professional tips to help you harvest a bumper crop.

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Best expert advice on growing beans

Take a scroll through these top tips and grow your best ever crop of bean plants – whether you prefer runner beans, broad beans, French beans or even something a bit more unusual, like edamame.

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Best expert advice on growing broccoli

Here, we’ve brought together our favourite video tutorials, expert articles and Instagram posts to help you harvest delicious homegrown broccoli almost all year round.

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Best expert advice on growing herbs

Here’s a collection of our favourite herb growing videos, articles and Instagram posts to provide plenty of inspiration.

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Best expert advice on growing flower seeds

Whether you want to grow annuals, perennials or a mixture of each, we’ve brought together this wealth of independent, expert advice to help you succeed.

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Best expert advice on how to grow soft fruit

Here’s a wealth of tips from across the internet, courtesy of bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers who are happy to share their knowledge of soft fruit plants.

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Best expert advice on growing dahlias

Learn the basics from these experts and you’ll soon be growing award-winning dahlias in your own garden or allotment. This article was reviewed by the Suttons horticultural team and updated on 29 February 2024.

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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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Recent Vegetable Growing Guides

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How to grow sweet peppers

We asked experienced allotment grower Lee Senior for his advice on growing sweet peppers at home. Here are his top tips.

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Growing food to share: 4 quick tips

Whether it’s a few surplus vegetable plants left on a friend’s doorstep, or some freshly-picked fruit and veg for an elderly neighbour to enjoy, gardening writer Kim Stoddart has come up with four easy ideas for caring and sharing…

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How to grow carrots

We asked experienced allotment grower Lee Senior for his top tips on how to grow long straight carrots while deterring the dreaded pest – carrot fly. Here’s his tried-and-tested advice.

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How to grow broad beans

We asked experienced allotmenteer Lee Senior for his best broad bean advice. Here are his top tips.

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Best expert advice on growing broccoli

Here, we’ve brought together our favourite video tutorials, expert articles and Instagram posts to help you harvest delicious homegrown broccoli almost all year round.

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How to grow sweet potatoes

Here, experienced allotment grower Lee Senior generously shares practical tips to help you grow sweet potatoes.

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Guide to companion planting

We asked experienced allotment grower, Lee Senior, for his top tips on what to grow with your vegetable plants to keep pests at bay. Here’s his expert advice.

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How to grow asparagus: a simple guide to planting and harvesting

We asked experienced allotment grower, Lee Senior, for his top tips on growing, planting and harvesting asparagus. Here’s his tried and tested advice.

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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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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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Recent Fruit Growing Guides

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How to grow grapevines

Here, our horticultural expert, Annelise Brilli shares step-by-step instructions for choosing, planting and caring for grape vine plants.

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Win Suttons Mini Grape Collection worth £50

This competition has now closed but thank you to all those who took part. Take a quick peek at growing grape vines using our brand new Grape ‘Pixie’™ Collection.

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Strawberry ‘Vibrant’ from Suttons

Best expert advice on how to grow soft fruit

Here’s a wealth of tips from across the internet, courtesy of bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers who are happy to share their knowledge of soft fruit plants.

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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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Recent Flower Growing Guides

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How to plant hanging baskets

Here are some expert planting tips that take a normal hanging basket to the next level.

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Ultimate guide to plug plants

If you want to start your flowers, herbs and vegetable plants from a mixture of different sized plugs, here are our top tips to help you achieve the very best results. 

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Best expert advice on growing flower seeds

Whether you want to grow annuals, perennials or a mixture of each, we’ve brought together this wealth of independent, expert advice to help you succeed.

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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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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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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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