Three great projects to help get you started

Wondering what else to grow? Any crop can be grown in a container but some are much better suited than others. The top ten crops reveals the best.

Looking for a first growing project? Pea shoots are fast, easy and delicious – a great place to start.

Planning your first container garden? One of the issues with many small urban spaces is that they do not get full sun. Observing your space to find out how much sun it gets will help you plan what to grow.

Ten great crops to grow in containers

Tomatoes are one of the best container crops - delicious, high yielding and crop over several months.

When growing in small spaces, you want a lot from the crops you grow. You want them to give you plenty to eat, to taste amazing, and ideally to look great, too. After experimenting with over fifty different vegetable crops, here are ten I've found to be amongst the very best. (Herbs and fruits to [...]

How to grow pea shoots


Pea shoots are great for small spaces - they grow fast, taste delicious and are rich in Vitamin C, A and protein. Easy to grow, they're also perfect to try if you're starting out. Seeing (and eating!) the fruits of your labour in just in two or three weeks is rewarding and motivating. Plus, pea [...]

How do I start my container garden?

If you're growing in a new place, or for the first time, you may be thinking, 'what's the first thing I need to do to get started?'. A little time to observe and learn about your growing space is time well invested - and a good idea before going out to find pots and seeds. [...]