GROW GUIDE Organic Vegetable Garden

Jun 20, 2023 | Grow Guides, Vegetables

Jane Griffiths shares her tips for starting an organic vegetable garden this Winter

It can be daunting growing your own food for the first time. Even if you have a large space with dreams of becoming self-sufficient, begin with one or two beds and learn how to manage those before expanding.


Vegetables need sun, ideally six to eight hours a day. Some need more than others – eggplants, tomatoes and chillies need far more than lettuces, rocket or spinach. The ideal location is north-facing, however an east- or west-facing vegetable garden will also do.

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