Allotments and home-growing

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or giving it a go for the first time, here you’ll find lots of tips and tricks for growing at home. Join the community and you'll receive our regular emails; with news, offers, practical tips and other ways you can get involved such as fundraising and campaigning. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Starting a nature-friendly allotment

Just getting started? Check out our handy guide to help you along the way. From preparing your plot, working out your soil type and deciding what to plant, you'll have all you need to get going.

What is no dig gardening?

Learn more about this simple, organic and low maintenance way to grow produce with our guide to no dig gardening. 

Make your own compost

Well-made compost will do wonders for your soil and all the things that you want to grow in it. You'll come to think of compost as gold for your plot or garden.  

How to use mulch

Check out our guide on using woodchip mulch in your allotment or garden.

Top tips for a nature-friendly allotment

Your allotment plot can provide a home for nature, all whilst you grow nutritious vegetables and beautiful flowers. These top tips will help you grow with nature on your allotment.

How to plant a tree in your garden or allotment

A tree is a great addition to your garden or allotment. Here's how to give it the best possible start.

Nature-Friendly Gardening Guide

Download your free copy of our Nature-Friendly Gardening Guide for more top tips on helping to encourage wildlife into your outdoor space.  Whether you have access to a window box, garden or allotment, small changes add up and can make a big difference.