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There’s nothing more satisfying than planting your own seeds and watching them grow. Never more so than when we grow our own food. It doesn’t matter what size your plot is, because you can grow food in even the smallest of places – even on a window sill! More people than ever are getting involved, saving money and experiencing the joy of tasting fresh fruit and vegetables they’ve grown themselves.

 

We thought you might like to know about a great little app that the lovely people at the Royal Horticultural Society have developed to help you do just this. The RHS Grow Your Own app has been designed to help you choose and grow fruit and vegetables as simply as possible. You can also record notes for each of your plants, and easily share the app across other devices, such as iPad.

The basic FREE app includes:

  • 39 fruit and veg – the 20 most popular varieties of fruit and veg, plus they’ve added an extra 19 vegetables to help you get started.
  • Access to expert RHS advice about your chosen fruit and veg with detailed growing, sowing and harvesting instructions as well as varieties that they recommend.
  • Tools to help you choose vegetables and fruit for your garden based on your level of expertise, and your available space and time.
  • Calendar function with alerts, to remind you what to do and when, based on your chosen fruit and veg in ‘My Garden’.

  • Common problems you might encounter, with photos to help identify them, including pests and diseases and what to do about them.
  • Location-aware frost warnings to help you protect your plants.
  • Location-aware watering reminders and drought alerts.
  • Content includes
    • the basic set of 20 plants: apple, blackcurrant, blueberry, cabbage, carrot, courgette, french bean, garlic, leek, lettuce, onion, pear, pepper, potato, radish, raspberry, runner bean, salad leaves, strawberry and tomato;
    • plus 19 more to get you started: aubergine, broccoli, celeriac, celery, chard, chicory, chilli pepper, Chinese broccoli, dried beans, fennel, globe artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, pak choi, rocket, shallot, soya beans, swede, sweet potato, turnip.

Need more fruit and veg?

 

Upgrade by adding up to three more £1.99 content bundles available which include all the above functionality for the following extra plants:

  • Vegetables 1: asparagus, beetroot, broad bean, Brussels sprout, calabrese, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, endive, kohl rabi, komatsuna, lablab beans, mizuna, okra, parsnip, pea, pumpkin, salsify, spinach, sweetcorn.
  • Fruits: apricot, blackberry, cherry, citrus, cranberry, fig, gooseberry, grape, kiwi, medlar, melon, mulberry, olive, peach, plum, quince, redcurrant, rhubarb, walnut, whitecurrant.
  • Herbs: basil, bay, chamomile, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, horseradish, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, sorrel, tarragon, thyme.

And of course we’re always available at Coles Plant Centre for advice or tips. We have a great range of seeds to choose from, as well as everything else you’ll need to get you’re just starting on the ‘Grow Your Own Journey’!

PLUS, with a Coles Garden Club membership, you can save yourself 5% off ALL purchases AND receive monthly advice, tips and special offers via email. It’s free to join and takes just two minutes to apply – so please click HERE if you’d like to know more or just ask one of the staff next time you visit us.

  • 39 fruit and veg – the 20 most popular varieties of fruit and veg, plus they’ve added an extra 19 vegetables to help you get started.
  • Access to expert RHS advice about your chosen fruit and veg with detailed growing, sowing and harvesting instructions as well as varieties that they recommend.
  • Tools to help you choose vegetables and fruit for your garden based on your level of expertise, and your available space and time.
  • Calendar function with alerts, to remind you what to do and when, based on your chosen fruit and veg in ‘My Garden’.

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