Growing Guide

Learn how to get the most out of your allotment by reading information on each plant and the tools and equipment you might need.

Welcome to our guide to growing fruit and vegetables!

Here is our guide on how to grow fruit and vegetables in the UK or a similar northern climate. We have a number of different pages designed to help you to bring your allotment to it's full potential. We have had allotments for 12 years and enjoy a bountiful harvest every year. It can require a fair amount of work to get started but as the years pass the allotment becomes easier to work as you get rid of the weeds and get used to the cycle.

Firstly, we have a general guide to getting started planting on the allotment. This includes seed planting, composting, plant rotation, general duties and information about bugs.


Some seedlings growing in a seedling tray

Here is our guide on how to grow fruit and vegetables in the UK or a similar northern climate. We have a number of different pages designed to help you to bring your allotment to it's full potential. We have had allotments for 12 years and enjoy a bountiful harvest every year. It can require a fair amount of work to get started but as the years pass the allotment becomes easier to work as you get rid of the weeds and get used to the cycle.

Firstly, we have a general guide to getting started planting on the allotment. This includes seed planting, composting, plant rotation, general duties and information about bugs.


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Fruit and Vegetables species hub.

We have our vegetable and fruit guides that give you information on how to grow each vegetable and fruit you feel like. From Potatoes to Apples click on the link below and explore the pages. It also includes planting months and harvesting months.


a bed of lettuces with a few different varieties

We have our vegetable and fruit guides that give you information on how to grow each vegetable and fruit you feel like. From Potatoes to Apples click on the link below and explore the pages. It also includes planting months and harvesting months.


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Other relevant pages.

We also have a guide on what to do month to month. So you can pick July for example and it will tell you the jobs to do on the allotment in that specific month.


There is a page centered on effective weeding and weed management. This page discussed both organic and chemical solutions to weed management.

Two people planting plants in a weeded bed

We also have a guide on what to do month to month. So you can pick July for example and it will tell you the jobs to do on the allotment in that specific month.


There is a page centered on effective weeding and weed management. This page discussed both organic and chemical solutions to weed management.

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