Growing in a garden


Your own garden 


If horticulturally suitable, and you have one, your own garden is probably the most convenient for growing food - and that includes your front garden, as Back to Front is proving. And if it isn't suitable you can always use raised beds, containers, pots etc on patios, yards, walls, balconies or even roofs - as outlined here


Back to Front


The Back to Front Manual is packed full of fantastic ideas and advice


And the Back to Front Community Guidelines booklet is even easier to follow than the manual



Shared gardens 


If, however, your own place is not suitable, you might consider growing in a garden or space you share with neighbours, or coming to an arrangement with a garden-owning friend. Other options include school grounds, hospitals, business premises etc. How about starting up an employee's allotment at work? 


See Private land if you plan to grow on someone else’s property


If you do share, remember that it's vital that both parties agree from the outset what to expect (often it turns out too late that one or other had unrealistic expectations) and if necessary that any agreement (for example, who gets how much produce, who's responsible for watering etc) is made in writing.


Garden sharing


If you're looking for a garden to share, or growers to work your garden, visit Sites + Map (on the landowner-friendly layer) or have a look at Hugh Fernley Whittingstall's UK-wide Landshare website




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