This section provides, what I consider, the basics of gardening. This is the section that I'm constantly referring back to in the more advanced sections of the book. For example when I'm talking about sowing veg, in dozens of other places in the book, I will always provide a link back here so as not to keep repeating myself.



Storing and saving seeds

Growing with lights

Hardening off

Bed preparation


The lifecycle of annual plants

Looking after the soil

Dealing with pests

Dealing with diseases

Dealing with weeds

Making bean and pea frames

Making raised beds, coldframes and tunnels

Growing under cover

A deep dive into pests and covers



More on soil care and management