Grow your own vegetables

Click on the links below for animations, information, links and tips about each of this year's Dig In vegetables. They'll help you get the best out of your veg, whether you're growing in a plot or a pot.

You can also download the Dig In growing guide (PDF file, 748kb), packed with easy-to-follow instructions on how to grow all of the vegetables.

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French Bean (Blue Lake)

French Bean (Blue Lake)

This super-productive climbing bean gives a heavy crop of long tender green pods with just a bit of care. Find out all about how to sow, grow and harvest them with our animated guides.

Go to the French Bean page

Courgette (Black Beauty)

Courgette (Black Beauty)

Heavy cropping and quick to grow, just a couple of these plants will keep you in courgettes all summer long. Watch our animations to learn about the best way to sow, grow and harvest them.

Go to the Courgette page

Carrots (Royal Chantenay Red)

Carrots (Royal Chantenay Red)

Short and sweet, these conical carrots are ready in just a few months and are perfect for growing in containers. Watch our animations on sowing, growing and harvesting carrots.

Go to the Carrot page

Salad Leaves (Mixed leaves)

Salad Leaves (Mixed leaves)

This tangy, tasty mix of salad leaves features crunchy lettuce, delicate chard, tender spinach and spicy mizuna. Discover how to sow, grow and harvest for the best results with our animations.

Go to the Salad page

Basil (Sweet Genovese)

Basil (Sweet Genovese)

Lush and fragrant, this versatile herb is perfect for growing on a warm windowsill. See our animations to find out more about sowing, growing and harvesting basil.

Go to the Basil page

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