Grow Your Own

40 Years of Growing Fruit & Vegetables!

We’ve had an up and down life, sometimes money was that tight that a tin of beans seemed like a luxury purchase. Yet we’ve nearly always had the constant of fresh, pesticide free vegetables.

Grow Your Own

Home Grown Carrots on my Allotment

We’re often asked where we get the time to ‘Grow Your Own’. My answer is that mowing a lawn twice a week takes more time over the season than tending a patch of potatoes!

I’ve written 3 books on growing your own and, with my wife Val Harrison, one on storing your home grown produce, which are available on this website as well as Amazon and from bookshops etc.

The articles listed below should help the frugal gardener but for more detailed information see our Allotment Garden web site.

Articles On Grow Your Own

Greenhouses - Frugal Buying Guide to a Greenhouse

Greenhouses - Frugal Buying Guide to a Greenhouse

Why Have a Greenhouse? I you're trying to live frugally and grow your own food then a greenhouse is going to really help you. You can start your seeds off earlier and keep plants going when the season changes and colder weather arrives. Having...
Month by Month

Month by Month

What to grow now? One question new growers often ask is 'what can I do now?' To try and answer that I wrote Vegetable Growing Month by Month , which amazed me by becoming one of the most popular gardening books in Britain. The book covers everything...
Small Space Vegetable Growing

Small Space Vegetable Growing

by Katie Thear There's never enough space for growing everything you want, even in a large garden or allotment. Even if there is a space, it may not be in a growing area. If only one could just make a bed anywhere without lots of preparation. This...
Vegetable Fruit and Herb  Growing on the Patio in Containers

Vegetable Fruit and Herb Growing on the Patio in Containers

What Can You Grow on a Patio? Even if you've only got a paved patio or yard, you can still grow a surprising range of vegetables. You won't be self sufficient but you can make a significant contribution to your food supply. I'm often asked what...
Why Grow Your Own Vegetables & Fruit

Why Grow Your Own Vegetables & Fruit

As the author of four books on growing your own, I must admit to being biased towards growing vegetables and fruit. There are four main reasons for growing your own vegetables: You can save money growing vegetables You can grow without chemicals...

Our Grow Your Own Books

Vegetable Growing Month by Month
The Essential Allotment Guide
Vegetable Fruit and Herb Growing in Small Spaces
How to Store Your Home Grown Produce