How easy is it to grow your own fruit and veg?
Very easy!!! Throughout this site you'll find tips on growing your own fruit and veg, simply because there is no better food than the food you've grown yourself.
It's perfectly healthy to eat fruit and vegetables bought from the local shop or supermarket, but if you want fruit that tastes indescribable, it needs to be eaten straight off the plant still warm from the sun.
So, on every article (or as many as we can), we'll put some growing information. Typically this growing information will be tailored mostly to the UK climate (classed as temperate zone with cold winters and warm summers). If we are asked to, we'll try and dig out some information for other zones, but temperate covers most of Europe, and the North and East of the USA.
All of the growing information will be aimed at the home or allotment grower, with particular attention paid where possible to the small garden owner, with information on growing things in containers where possible; we at FFC realise that not everyone (ourselves included) have a garden the size of a field, and it's surprising how much you can fit into a small space when you really try.
BBC Gardeners' World in the UK did a fantastic season-long feature on container vegetable gardening in 2005, growing everything from carrots, to squashes and potatoes in containers of varying sizes, proving you can grow fruit and veg almost anywhere.
At FFC we are not organic growers, but that does not mean we advocate using plenty of pesticides and fertilisers, so our recommended use of chemicals will mostly be limited to the use of old classics such as tomato feed, growmore and the occasional bugspray. We do however support alternate treatments, such as biological controls, or chicken manure pellets, and will recommend these where we can.
If you have anything you'd like to suggest we add to a growing guide, or any particular features you'd be interested in seeing for anything in detail, Contact Us with a request or head towards the Write for the Site section.