Grow your own vegetables, fruit and herbs

Print Friendly

Whether you’re new to growing vegetables, fruit and herbs, have some experience or just want to find out more, this guide will give you all the information you need to get growing.

Learn how to prepare your patch and decide what to grow. We’ve picked some of the easiest and most popular vegetables, fruits and herbs to grow – many of them suitable for containers. We reveal the best varieties tested by the Which? Gardening experts, and how to grow your crops to ensure you have a plentiful supply throughout the year. Once you’ve planted your crops, we give our tips on watering, feeding and pest control.

•  Getting started: What to grow, preparing your soil, creating beds and planting in pots.

•  Vegetables: Salad leaves, Peas and beans, Courgettes, Beetroot, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Onions and garlic, Tomatoes, Rhubarb.

•  Fruit: Strawberries, Blueberries, Pears, Plums.

•  Herbs: Basil, Coriander, Rosemary, Mint.

•  Caring for your crops: Dealing with pests and diseases.

 More maintenance tips: How to water, weed and preserve your crops.


To get your free guide call Which? on 01992 822824 and quote code VEG505F.

The following two tabs change content below.
Hello ... I am the Creative Director and Website Editor for Silversurfers and manage all the social media too. I hope you find the features and articles we have shared with you of interest and relevance. Please feel free to comment below and share your thoughts with us ... I hope you enjoy Silversurfers and all that we offer ...

Latest posts by Silversurfers Editor (see all)

Not a member?

Join the silversurfers community today! It's free, easy to do, and is packed full of features and amazing offers!

Join the community!
Click here if you have forgotten your password

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!

More Which?

Bulbs To Boost Your Garden Garden, gardening, planting - bulbs of spring flowers ready for
As summer comes to a close, it's time to start planting spring bulbs. Hannah Stephenson looks at...
Broadband, Phone & TV Packages which-broadband
Find the right broadband, phone or TV package for you with our handy guide. Learn how to get...
Make the Most of Your Tablet which tablet
Tablets are cheaper than most laptops, easy to use and are light to carry around. Plus, a...
Make the most of your smartphone silversurfers_smartphone
A smartphone can do more than merely keep you in touch, it’s almost like carrying a powerful...
Buyer's Guide to TVs silversurfers_tv_buys_guide
Your TV is the hub of your living room, so it’s worth getting it right when you’re in the...
Financing a care home Elderly care
There’s no way around it: care homes are expensive. In 2012-2013 the average weekly cost of...
How to start the process of arranging care WHICH? ELDERLY CARE
Arranging care for a relative can be extremely stressful, with people facing very difficult...
Which? Which is partnering with Which? to publish guides, features and special offers...
Writing a will Will-writing
If you have dependents, you need to have a will. If you’ve never got around to making a will...
How to have a beautiful lawn Lawn
Here are some top tips on how to have a beautiful lawn from Which? Magazine Mow your lawn...
How to make houseplants healthy Houseplants
Below are some top tips for you to keep your houseplants healthy from Which? Magazine...
How to choose outdoor sports clothing - Which? reports T_Outdoor-gear
When shopping for gear to wear while enjoying the Great Outdoors, it’s easy to be overwhelmed...