If you are anything like me, the idea of Growing Your Own fruit Grow is massively appealing, but also a little intimidating. My mum was a very keen gardener, so I never really bothered to learn, relying instead on the glut from their allotment, and my mum’s inability to not potter around our garden doing all the jobs whenever she visited. Now she is no longer with us, I am realising quite how much I regret not tapping into her wisdom and knowledge (about so many things, not just gardening) and it all suddenly seems a little daunting.
I decided that it can’t be just me who would love a really basic, ‘idiot’s guide’ to getting started with growing my own fruit and veg, so I asked in my fabulous Facebook group for tips for beginners, and as ever, the wonderful community there came up trumps.
Here are some top tips for beginner gardeners to get started growing their own fruit and veg this season.