Getting started with organic gardening
Whether you've just got your first allotment or some pots for your balcony, these steps will help you get started with growing in any setting.
Assess your space
When evaluating a new garden, allotment or community green space, there are some key features that will help you plan what kind of organic growing space it will be and what to sow and plant.
Plan to grow
Planning which plants to grow, when to grow them and how to arrange them can be bewildering - whether you’re a new or experienced gardener.
Choosing your plants
Selecting plants for your garden is one of the most enjoyable parts of gardening. But for growing success, it’s important to think about ‘right plant, right place’.
Manage your soil
Good soil management is at the heart of organic gardening. This checklist will help you protect and maintain what you have, as well as improving it.
We've got advice on managing pests and weeds the organic way, and help with getting started with composting - the cornerstone of organic gardening - seed saving and keeping a wildlife friendly patch.