TOP OF THE CROPS

How­ever small your plot, there’s a crop to help put great food on your plate this year

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Fruit, veg and herbs that are easy to grow suc­cess­fully even in the small­est of spa­ces

Glossy pack­ets of veg­etable seeds are be­gin­ning to ap­pear in our su­per­mar­kets and gar­den cen­tres – an A to Z of pro­duce with en­tic­ing pic­tures on the front and grow­ing guides on the back.

With so much choice, whether in shops, cat­a­logues or on­line, it can be hard to de­cide which crop is best for you.

For many peo­ple, out­door space is lim­ited, some­times con­fined to a small court­yard or bal­cony area. Plus, there are com­pet­ing de­mands on that space for re­lax­ation or din­ing, with an out­door ta­ble and chairs, or for grow­ing or­na­men­tal plants.

So real­is­ti­cally, un­less you have a large plot or space in an al­lot­ment, you should con­sider grow­ing crops that you like to eat, won’t take up a huge amount of room, are easy to cul­ti­vate, and will give a good yield.

Here’s my guide…

You don’t need loads of space to get grow­ing

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