About Plant Concierge

Using Plant Concierge

Plant Concierge News

Living with Plants

Grow your own food

Purify your air

Give bees a chance!

Plants explained

Garden plants

Container gardening

Indoor plants


Water gardens


Lawns & hedges

Get listed

Offer Gardening Services

Promote your Garden Store

Promote your publications

Share your News

Plants & Products News

Plants News

Products News

 Account login

Email address: 
Forgot your password?

Gardening Services Garden Retailers Plant Care Q&A

Enter your zip / post code

 Advice & Coaching
 Beds, borders, containers
 Complete garden design
Planting, general
Planting, large items
Lightweight non-plant items
Ponds, water gardens
Lighting & irrigation systems
Constructions, hardscaping

Garden plants
Container planting
Water plants
Lawns & Hedges

Search tips!

Grow your own food

Grow-your-own fruit and veg is rapidly gaining popularity. And for good reason.

Growing food at home means you know exactly what you're eating. You can choose to grow organically, avoiding chemical pesticides and feeds. Your food will be deliciously fresh and full of nutritional goodness. Home growing is also kinder to the environment, saving unnecessary packaging and long-distance travel.

You need less space than you may think to grow your own food. A wide choice of fruit, vegetables and herbs can even be grown in containers on your patio or balcony, and more and more ingenious products are appearing on the market to make this even easier.

The picture on the left shows a yellow squash plant growing in a container. If you'd like more inspiration for growing food in containers that are as decorative as they are tasty, check out this and other container gardening ideas by Pamela Crawford.

Want help with growing your own food?
Whether you want help to set up a vegetable garden, advice on which crops will work in your growing space or have somebody help you develop your growing skills, all you have to do is search the Plant Concierge database to find the people in your area who can help.
Simply select "Advice & Coaching" and "Edibles" in the search box.

Want somebody else to grow the food in your garden?
There's no rule that says "growing your own" means you have to do all the work yourself. If you want the benefits of home grown produce but not got the time or inclination to tend to crops, you can always have an experienced gardener come around and do it all for you!
Simply select "General" (under maintenance) and "Edibles" in the search box.