Blogs about learning to grow food


Alotinabox produce and deliver grow your own boxes for people of all ages, encouraging anyone anywhere to get growing. Their blog shares stories, news, and advice on growing food.

GrowBlog has over 200 articles covering every aspect of growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs written by leading experts in the UK and US.   Their garden planner is online software that makes it simple to plan your own vegetable garden, work out how many plants fit and get reminders about when to plant.

dfdAerial Edible Gardening
The year of aerial edible gardening charts a novice grower's exploits on a small London rooftop, and adventures off into other wild urban spaces. 


Urban agriculture
Urbanag is a community interest company  involved in consultancy, training and capacity building for organisations representing disadvantaged communities. They offer free training modules for setting up your own community garden.

Weeding the webWeeding the Web
Weeding the Web is a garden writer's guide to what's online, where Helen Gazeley seeks out gardening-related sites that are informative, useful or sometimes, just plain weird.


Transition networkTransition Network
Transition Network supports bottom up community groups around the world to build skills and resilience while having fun and learning.

Vertical garden

Vertical Veg 
Vertical Veg is a social enterprise that inspires and supports people with very limited space to grow lots of food. Offers events and talks to share learning.



igrow vegiGrowVeg
This is an excellent resource for current and would-be vegetable growers. From planning to harvesting your veg plot with How to Grow Veg Guides. Get the most out of your plot with shared insights, tips. Read reviews on veg growing apps for the iPad. Get advice on time management between full time work and a burgeoning veggie plot.

veg plotMarks Veg Plot
Everything Mark grows is destined for the dinner plate. Mark gives guidance on all the veg he grows and offers insights on how he does it. Including some great posts on how to make garden containers from all sorts of kitchen items. There are also fascinating photo collections of emerging rhubarb, some very tasty looking fruit trees and the odd unusual bird sighting.

organic leaOrganic Lea blog
A blog that shares the realities and visions of the weekly work at Organiclea's London community market garden site, Hawkwood. These musings by Ru (the site's plant and production worker) are a useful diary of the grower's work and how people are involved in it.

dContainer for Food is the ongoing story of how one man is trying to grow his own food and become as self-sufficient as he can working from only a tiny urban patio garden.