Grow At Home

As the UK’s leading gardening charity, the RHS is more committed than ever to continue to support the nation to get gardening and has launching the Grow At Home campaign to help nurture a new generation of gardeners.

Appetite is definitely increasing. And there are very few, if any, other activities that can achieve all of the things that gardening can, in particular, the measurable impact on mental wellbeing.

For balconies and patios - tubs, troughs, windowboxes and other containers are ideal. Sacks, perforated at the base, and filled with compost will produce a crop of new potatoes. Tubs and troughs can be ornamental as well as useful – aubergines, chilli, peppers and tomatoes carry attractive fruit and, obelisks, pyramids and wigwams support climbing beans, cucumbers and squash. Tumbling and trailing plants such as bush tomatoes and strawberries sprawl from tubs, pots and even hanging baskets. See how you can grow your own during #NationalGardeningWeek here