Updated 27/7/20

Horfield & District Allotments Association have created this great article on jobs to be done in July in the garden.

This is a lovely visual guide to what to sow and harvest when in the garden throughout the year.

Now is the time to be watering (in between all the rain…)! Here’s a useful article from Wicked Leeks: Wise Watering.

Meet three Bristolians growing food in the city.

For beginner growers this article from The Guardian is a good introduction and this page from the BBC give some more detailed advice to get you started. If you are growing with children this is a useful step-by-step guide with growing activities and facts from Kids Country.

Propagation Place in St Werburghs have an active blog with loads of great advice and ‘how-to’s. Plus you can order veg plugs online, but they are selling fast so keep checking back for stock.

 Incredible Edible Bristol are sharing growing tips via videos on their Facebook page and Instagram. You can also ask them questions. 

Grow Bristol have launched Grow Your Own – an online store selling GYO microgreen grow kits, seeds and other propagation supplies. 

Avon Wildlife Trust’s Feed Bristol has relaunched as Grow Wilder, and their plant nursery has now gone online. Wildflower plants and some culinary herbs are available now. There are leafy green and salad plug plants for sale now, while other veg plugs can be pre-ordered for delivery in 3–4 weeks. 

SusWoT are still growing vegetable plants and selling seeds. For the moment, distribution is likely to be in the Westbury area only. 

5 Acre Farm have a range of tomato, pepper and cucumber plants for home delivery (min order £10)

Candide is a Bristol-based gardening app that allows you to connect with other growers in your part of the city and with independent nurseries. 

Anyone attempting to get growing during the current situation will know the difficulties in getting hold of compost, seeds and plants. Almondsbury Garden Centre are now online, with delivery to all BS postcodes. They have compost and some fruit plants in stock. 

It’s worth trying some of the smaller independent plant and seed suppliers: Vital Seeds, Real seeds, Sea Spring Seeds, South Devon Chilli Farm, Pennard Plants, Jekka’s herb farm, Plants of distinction, Seed Co-operative, Franchi (Seeds of Italy). 

If you can’t get hold of compost or plants, then here are Alys Fowler’s great suggestions on how to Grow your own microgreens, using long-forgotten things which are lurking at the back of your storecupboard. 

And if your resources are limited, here are some suggestions for 20 vegetables you can re-grow from scraps