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Grow Your Own

Oh, the joy of growing your own vegetables! Whether you choose to just grow a few tomatoes in pots and some herbs for cooking, or go the whole hog with soft fruits, an allotment – even chickens – there’s nothing to beat the taste of fruit and vegetables you’ve grown yourself. Yes, your carrots may be less than straight, and your potatoes might be a bit knobbly, but they’ll be so big on flavour you won’t notice. To help you enjoy the thrill of grow your own (we are big fans ourselves), we’ve thought of everything you might need for your own vegetable or fruit garden, found the best suppliers and the best prices – so you can concentrate on the good stuff. Enjoy!

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CLICK ABOVE BANNER - Allotment Timber Raised Beds - to receive 10% discount please ensure you add RHBEDS IN THE OFFER CODE AT CHECKOUT


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CLICK ABOVE BANNER - Netting and Material Saver Packs from Harrod Horticultural - get 10% discount by adding RHBEDS IN THE OFFER CODE AT CHECKOUT


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CLICK ABOVE BANNER for Heavy Duty Steel Fruit Cages Our Heavy Duty Steel Fruit Cages offer exceptional quality and value, galvanised and powder coated, including all heavy duty netting, fittings and one door at no extra cost. They are the ultimate for durability and will withstand the most extreme weather conditions. get 10% discount by adding RHBEDS IN THE OFFER CODE AT CHECKOUT

Grow your own fruit and vegetables
- not just because of the so-called credit crunch but because you can grow great tasting fruit and vegetables whether you have a small courtyard garden, a town garden or a rural plot to develop - and they taste delicious. Here on THE Gardening WEBSITE we have arranged all the equipment, products and of course the plants and seeds that you need to enjoy and make your garden, whatever size, productive and delivering great food at great prices.


Just click on the headings below to find all the products you need to Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables or the banners further down the page for great deals:

Fruit Cages - Steel Fruit Cages - Decorative Steel Fruit Cages - Aluminium Fruit Cates - Timber Fruit Cages - Steel Vegetable and Strawberry Cages - Aluminium Vegetable and Strawberry Cages

Raised Bed Gardening - Timber Raised Beds - Plastic Raised Beds - Raised Beds In Small Spaces - Raised Bed Accessories

Compost Bins - Compost Tumblers - Wooden Compost Bins - Wormeries - Kitchen Composters and Caddies - Composting Accessories

Fruit Presses - Wooden Fruit Boxes - Fruit Crusher - Fruit Press - Straining Bags - Stackable Space-saving Apple Rack - Fruit Picker Basket - Traditional Apple Racks

Garden Netting - Bird Netting and Fruit Cage Netting - Butterfly Netting - Insect Protection Netting - Insulating Fleece and Plant Cosies - Ground Cover and Mulching Fabrics - Animal Protection Netting - Pond Protection Netting - Plant Support Netting - Poultry Netting - Netting Accessories

Garden Tools - Sneeboer range of hand forged quality stainless steel gardening tools - Wilkinson Sword Gardening Tools - Wolf Gardening Tools - Felco Garden Tools - Wheelbarrows - Carts - Tool Aprons - Edging Shears

Plant Supports - Decorative Plant Supports - Link Stakes - Plant Support Systems - Y Stakes - Grow Through Rings - Border Restraints - Shrub Supports - Loop Stakes - Obelisks

Pond Care

Top Soil Improvers - Rolawn Topsoil and Soil Improver - New Horizon Organic and Peat Free Growbag - Garden Mulch - Wormcast Organic Fertiliser

Watering -
Water Butts - Gutter Mate - Harcostar 700 Litre Rainwater Tank - Harcostar Space Saver 100 Litre/22 Gallon Water Butt - Harcostar Water Storage Systems - 350 Litre Harcostar Water Butt - 235 Litre/52 Gallon Black Oak Effect Water Butt - 227 Litre/50 gallon genuine ex-distillery oak barrel water butt - Water Butt Border Watering Kit - Large Water Butt Pump - Water Butt Pump - Water Green Recycling - Universal Water Butt Soaker Hose Kits - Harcostar Downpipe Connector Rain Trap - Harcostar Water Butt Linking Kit - Water Butt Overflow Kit - Haws Watering Cans - Hosepipe and Hose Reel Holders - Micro Irrigation - Automatic Watering Systems - Self Watering Products - Greenhouse Watering - Hose Mounted Sprayers - Hosepipe Connectors



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Greenhouse Steel Framed Walk In Only £24.99
Greenhouse Steel Framed Walk In Only £24.99
Ideal for propagating seeds and protecting young plants, this steel walk-in-greenhouse is perfect for smaller gardens or patio spaces. Featuring four built-in shelves there is ample room for...
Thompson and Morgan
Thompson and Morgan
Thompson & Morgan - Online Flowers - Seeds - Plants - Trees - Fruit - Bulbs - Vegetables - Birdcare - Gardening Equipment and Gardening Ideas. Flowers Flower Plants - include:...
Thompson and Morgan Grow Your Own Fruit
Thompson and Morgan Grow Your Own Fruit
Fruit: Thompson and Morgan Online Fruit Plants, Fruit Trees and Fruit Seeds: Fruit Plants - include: (CLICK HERE) Blueberry Plants Banana Plants Currant Plants Raspberry Plants...
Thompson and Morgan Grow Your Own Vegetables
Thompson and Morgan Grow Your Own Vegetables
Thompson and Morgan Grow Your Own Vegetables: Vegetable Plants - include: (CLICK HERE) Pepper & Chilli Plants Bean Plants Brassicas & Leaf Vegetable Plants Courgette Plants Leek...
4' x 6' Greenhouse Kit
4' x 6' Greenhouse Kit
Don't miss out on the Grow-Your-Own revolution with this new 4ft x 6ft greenhouse package from the UK's number one garden manufacturer - Gardman. Key Features Please see product description for...
5 Tier Mini Greenhouse
5 Tier Mini Greenhouse
Easy to set up (no tools required!) and fitting into a compact space, the 5 tier mini greenhouse is an ideal addition to any garden whatever the size. Key Features Ideal for plant protection...
6' x 6' Greenhouse Kit
6' x 6' Greenhouse Kit
Don't miss out on the Grow-Your-Own revolution with this new 4ft x 6ft greenhouse package from the UK's number one garden manufacturer - Gardman. Key Features Please see product description for...
8' x 6' Greenhouse Kit
8' x 6' Greenhouse Kit
Don't miss out on the Grow-Your-Own revolution with this new 4ft x 6ft greenhouse package from the UK's number one garden manufacturer - Gardman. Key Features Please see product description for...
Allotment Timber Raised Garden Beds
Allotment Timber Raised Garden Beds
NEW - CLICK:  Allotment Timber Raised Beds from Harrod Horticultural - get 10% discount by adding RHBEDS IN THE OFFER CODE AT CHECKOUT PLUS CLICK ABOVE BANNER...
Aluminium Fruit Cages
Aluminium Fruit Cages
Aluminium Fruit Cages are an extremely cost effective option for crop protection - lightweight, with a natural finish, supplied complete with all heavy duty netting, all fixings and one fruit cage...
Aluminium Porta-Cage
Aluminium Porta-Cage
The Aluminium Portable Vegetable Cage - perfect for protecting both fruit and vegetables - is ideal if you don’t want the visual impact of a walk-in, full-height fruit cage in your garden, need...
Aluminium Strawberry Cage with Heavy-Duty Anti Bird Netting
Aluminium Strawberry Cage with Heavy-Duty Anti Bird Netting
The Lightweight Aluminium Vegetable and Strawberry Cages use the versatile Build-a-Ball system for connecting uprights and top rods, making it quick and easy to build and extend your design around...
Animal Protection Netting
Animal Protection Netting
Animal Protection Netting - our range of Animal Protection Netting recognises the fact that fruit and vegetable crops - and ornamental plants as well - are coveted by larger garden pests such as...
Build Your Own Cage Aluminium Tubing
Build Your Own Cage Aluminium Tubing
Building Your Own Cage has never be easier as our large selection of Aluminium Tubing - available in lengths ranging from 0.6m (2ft) to 2.75m (9ft) - opens up a vast amount of vegetable protection...
Burgon and Ball Compost Tin
Burgon and Ball Compost Tin
At last - a bin that doesn´t have to be banished under the sink! It´s so much easier not to waste a scrap of valuable compostable waste with this work top bin. Powder coated steel,...
Children's Link-a-Bord Kit
Children's Link-a-Bord Kit
The 1m x 50cm two-tier deep mini plastic link-a-bord bed is the ideal size for young gardeners - big enough to grow an interesting range of crops but not too large to become over-run should attention...
Corner Timber Raised Beds
Corner Timber Raised Beds
There's always a corner of the garden that you can't quite squeeze a 'normal' square or rectangular veg-growing raised bed into, but that could all be about to change with these 122cm x 122cm x 172cm...
Deer Protection Netting
Deer Protection Netting
Deer Protection Netting - 50mm black mesh plastic netting designed for use where deer are a problem - the netting is UV stabilised, rot proof and durable, and strong enough to form an effective...
Dome Roof Heavy Duty Steel Decorative Fruit Cage
Dome Roof Heavy Duty Steel Decorative Fruit Cage
The Dome Roof Heavy Duty Steel Decorative Fruit Cage is the newcomer on the walk-in fruit cage block and has been attracting admiring looks from the vegetable and fruit growing fraternity ever since...
Eco-Green Aerated Polythene
Eco-Green Aerated Polythene
You’ll be amazed at the difference when using this unique Eco-Green Aerated Polythene to ripen melons, strawberries, chillies, peppers, and tomatoes grown outside. It can be kept over crops...
Economy Protection Net - 7m (23') Wide
Economy Protection Net - 7m (23') Wide
The Economy Protection Net is a light and flexible extruded polyethylene netting with a 20mm square mesh. Sold in linear metres or in a 5m long pack - save £1.00 when purchasing the pack with...
Extra-Wide Heavy-Duty Butterfly Netting
Extra-Wide Heavy-Duty Butterfly Netting
Our Extra-Wide Heavy-Duty Butterfly Netting is the answer to grow your own gardeners' problems, as the 7mm mesh is dense enough to keep butterflies off your carefully tended vegetables. Sold per...
Fentongollan Farm - Fresh Cornish Flowers, Bulbs, Vegetables and Salad Plants - Delivered straight to your door by post
Fentongollan Farm - Fresh Cornish Flowers, Bulbs, Vegetables and Salad Plants - Delivered straight to your door by post
Fresh Cornish Flowers, Bulbs, Vegetables & Salad Plants - Delivered straight to your door by post Vegetable and Salad Plants by Post It’s so satisfying and easy to grow and eat your...
Freestanding Vegetable and Strawberry Cage
Freestanding Vegetable and Strawberry Cage
This unique vegetable and strawberry cage, with its simple design and easy manoeuvrability is perfect for the serious gardeners wishing to rotate their crops periodically, and can continue using...
Fruit Cages
Fruit Cages
Fruit Cages and Fruit and Vegetable Cages will help you overcome one of the fruit and vegetable grower's major challenges - protecting your crops from birds. We think we've literally got this...
Get Inspired To Grow Your Own With The RHS
Get Inspired To Grow Your Own With The RHS
With the appetite for local, seasonal produce on the rise, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) kicks off its 2010 Grow Your Own Campaign on 6th March with a weekend of special events across its...
Heavy Duty Steel Cherry Tree Cage
Heavy Duty Steel Cherry Tree Cage
Our Heavy Duty Steel Cherry Tree Cage stands a whopping 3m in height and gives grow your own fruit enthusiasts the chance to produce cherry crops and actually get to eat them! The cage has a 2m...
Heavy Duty Steel Cherry Tree Cage
Heavy Duty Steel Cherry Tree Cage
Our Heavy Duty Steel Cherry Tree Cage stands a whopping 3m in height and gives grow your own fruit enthusiasts the chance to produce cherry crops and actually get to eat them! The cage has a 2m...
Heavy-Duty 45mm Mesh Protection Netting
Heavy-Duty 45mm Mesh Protection Netting
This high density polyethylene Heavy-Duty 45mm Mesh Protection Netting is ideal for keeping larger leaves out of ponds and water features, and will also offer protection from heron and other birds...
Heavy-Duty 45mm Mesh Protection Netting
Heavy-Duty 45mm Mesh Protection Netting
This high density polyethylene Heavy-Duty 45mm Mesh Protection Netting is ideal for keeping larger leaves out of ponds and water features, and will also offer protection from heron and other birds...
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Grow your own has swept over the country in the past two years.  Vegetables seed sales have risen by up to 60%.  Last month B&Q saw its profits climb 66% largely on the back of its Gardening sales.  Some Borough councils have waiting lists of up to 40 years for allotments. 

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The trend has bowled over many who were not gardeners; families, professional couples, even the window box gardeners.

There are people who say why grow vegetables?  Because when yours are plentiful they are also maddeningly cheap in the shops.  There is cold logic in that no doubt that if you have a glut of something isn't it good to be hunting down new recipes and if you give away armfuls of your produce, you will be repaid and it is this generosity that makes allotments such friendly places.

The secret of vegetable gardening is good soil, good light, plenty of time and a beady eye.

Your first foray into growing your own needn't require a massive plot.  You could start with a raised garden bed as long as it is located in a spot that catches the sun.  Ensure the soil is clean and has a nice open texture.  You can always buy good topsoil or improve your own by adding compost and manure.

Always plants according to how much space you will vegetables need.  If space is at a premium, make the best use of climbers.  Vegetables such as cucumbers, beans and squash will relish clambering over a fence or trellis.




Beat the crunch, grow your lunch!

The UK’s leading organic growing charity is urging the increasing number of people trying to beat the credit crunch by turning to cheap low quality food, to make 2009 the year they grow their own instead.

According to Garden Organic, the advantages of growing our own fruit and vegetables have never been clearer, and to help people get started and saving, the charity will hold a huge Get Set Grow event at its Warwickshire headquarters on Sunday 5 April, 2009.

Garden Organic is keen to dispel the myth that only wealthy people can access fresh, organic produce. To combat this the spring event, which happens at the end of the charity’s Welly Week, will offer practical demonstrations and expert advice so that more people can begin growing at home.

Dr Gareth Davies, of Garden Organic, said, “Average households now spend over £320 more a year on food than they did a year ago, so they are turning to cheap food to keep their bills down. What we want them to realise is that they can save money and still eat fresh, organic produce by growing it themselves.”

“In research we carried out with our members, they estimated that on average they saved around £350 a year by supplementing their diet with homegrown fruit and veg. In those cases where people had more time to spare, this figure was much higher. Because of this we are holding Get Set Grow to inspire and equip people with everything they need to give growing their own a try.”

And it won’t just be our pockets that benefit says Davies, “By growing your own supply of organic produce you’ll benefit from higher levels of vitamins and nutrients, your food will be fresher and won’t contain any harmful pesticides or chemicals and you’ll be helping the environment by cutting down on food miles and growing your food sustainably.”

Growing food good enough for the table at home couldn’t be a cheaper or more future proof way to save money on the weekly groceries and Get Set Grow will provide handy advice for people young and old, the green fingered and the gardening novice, so that they can achieve first-class home growing. The event will also include planting demonstrations, hints and tips on what to grow and when to sow, as well as innovative ways to make the most of your green space, be it allotment plot, garden, window box or patio pot.

Get Set Grow will take place at Garden Organic Ryton, Warwickshire, on Sunday 5 April 2009, 10am – 5pm. Admission is £6 for adults (includes one free child entry), £5.50 for concessions and £3 per child not accompanied by an adult. Call 024 76 303517 or visit www.gardenorganic.org.uk for more information.

Garden Organic’s tips on setting up a veggie plot on a budget

Back garden or allotment
Garden Organic suggest that a plot as small as 4 x 4 feet could help supplement the weekly grocery shop with vegetables for the pot all year round, and all for as little as £50 if you’re starting from scratch, and even cheaper if you are really good at being frugal!

All that you really need are some tools: a spade, fork and rake are the three essentials. To get hold of these items cheaply see what can be picked up from house clearances listed in the local paper or visit websites such as www.freecycle.com .

Next you will want to mark out your chosen plot and if it isn’t already cleared then get rid of weeds by using a light excluding mulch – the ‘save’ option would be to use newspaper or cardboard, the ‘spend’ option, straw or black plastic sheeting.

Once your plot is clear you will want to work some good compost into the soil to help your vegetables grow.  Start composting your green waste and vegetable peelings by throwing them on a heap instead of in the bin and you can save pounds on expensive bags of compost. By home composting your reward will be a rich compost, full of organic matter, great for growing, see www.homecomposting.org.uk for tips on how to get started.

Once the soil is ready, the planting can begin.  To save money on seeds keep an eye out for seed swapping events near you. These events have really taken off in the last few years, and even if you don’t have seeds to swap, you can still pick some up for as little as a few pence. If this isn’t an option, buy seeds through a seed supplier – prices per packet range from £1.20 - £3. If you are being really careful steer clear of F1 seeds as you won’t be able to save seed from these varieties.

Remember that if you are starting from scratch you may have to spend a little in the first instance to save in the long run.

Growing vegetables on a patio or balcony

For those with very limited space for growing there are still options; window boxes and planters could provide a solution, although not necessarily for all year round produce. The budget option would be to use old plastic bottles, buckets, bins, or wooden wine crates as pots.
To ensure that growing your own fruit and veg saves you as much as possible, you should only grow the types of food you like to eat! This way you will waste less and relish your home grown produce. You should also remember not to sow everything all at once but to sow in succession instead, this way you shouldn’t end up with 20 lettuces all ready to eat on the same day!
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