Grow Your Own!

Picture of a vegetable garden

Get together with people where you live to support 'grow your own' efforts.

Crediton offers two supportive organisations for those who are interested in meeting with others to learn how to develop this absorbing and challenging hobby:

See below for other hints & tips on sustainable growing:

9th January 2024

Community Allotment update

The allotment has survived the storms without any damage and the winter stalwart veg like chard and leeks are doing well. Even the broad beans are growing, though some weeding in that bed is clearly on the agenda. We hope to get a dumpy bag of compost delivered soon to put on the new beds and hopef ...

3rd November 2023

Community allotment newsletter

The most exciting news of the month has got to be that we found a mother hedgehog and three babies on the allotment. The whole Barnfield Allotment area is a great space for hedgehogs and there are probably several up there. We consulted with John Groves, a hedgehog carer, and he said that the babie ...

25th June 2021

Pollinator Project

14th February 2021

Bee-friendly flowers for your garden

Despite the recent wintry weather, the gardeners amongst us will be turning our thought to the new growing season. Here are some ideas for encouraging bees and other pollinating species into your plot. Grow a range of plants for year round planting and flowering; Avoid plants with double or mul ...

4th October 2020

Crediton Pig Club Update

The first batch of pigs, looked after by Bert and Carolan, is now safely in Pig Club members' freezers, and the second lot are with Mick and Ann, and will be ready later in the summer. This year we've been experimenting with feed that is more locally sourced and more environmentally friendly, and t ...

5th December 2019

Crediton Pollinator Project: update

On Monday 9th December Sustainable Crediton will be at the big Tesco store collecting funds towards the Crediton Pollinator Project. We will be there all day from 9am until 6pm. If anyone would like to help do come along, if only for a short while. It only requires standing inside near the doors wi ...

1st August 2019

Save your seeds for 2020!

It's time to start thinking about saving seeds for use next year - bring some to the Sustainable Crediton Seed Share in the next Spring. Saving seed is easier than you think! The advice here applies to most seed-saving, but different vegetables require different treatment, and knowing their quirks ...

2nd May 2019

Medicinal Tree Bonanza!

Holt Wood Herbs Holt Wood Herbs offer a range of online body care products under the banner of 'forest garden body care', including skin toner and moisturiser, soap, hair oil, deodorant and more. Many of the products started out as gifts for friends and family made by Anne Stobart who is a consult ...

26th September 2015

Tips for making your garden bee-friendly

Honey bees are thought to be responsible for about a third of pollination of food crops in UK. They have been of vital importance to the ecosystem of the world for thousands of years. Man has been collecting honey from wild bees for centuries. Bees collect nectar and pollen from all sorts of flower ...

29th May 2013

Town Square, The InCredible Neighbourhood Garden

Grow and share The 'InCredible Neighbourhood Garden'- in the Town Square! A group of enthusiastic gardeners from three local schools are setting up some recycled and donated raised-beds in the Town Square, which will be planted up with herbs, flowers and a range of fruit and vegetables. ...

31st March 2012

Veg Gardeners Support Group

For sharing problems, advice, tips on growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and wild flowers, and visits to each others working plots. In order for this group to continue we need a new co-ordinator. Please get in touch if you are interested. ...

29th June 2010

Watch "From Seed to Cider" - produced by children and parents from Sandford School

A brilliant short animation produced by children and parents from Sandford School. The recipe book the children have made to go with the film is on sale at the Greenhouse. ...

Logo for
7th March 2010

Organic Veg Seeds available Locally

If you're looking for organic vegetable seeds to sow this spring, get in touch with Drewsteignton based Seed to Plate. Their range of organic vegetable and herb seeds has more than doubled this year to over 80 varieties. Checkout their website to see the full range. You can either or ...

1st July 2009

Gardeners needed!

The Crediton Garden Share Scheme has now finished. If you are looking for a garden share we recommend that you contact the nationwide Landshare scheme. History The Crediton area garden share scheme was launched in association with Southwest Counties Allotment Association (SWCAA) in 2009 ...

Photograph of seed pods on a plant stalk
1st July 2009

Save your seeds for our next Seed Swap!

What is a seed swop? Saving seed from one year to plant the next is a traditional skill, practiced since man began deliberately growing food to feed himself. A seed swap works by people bringing seeds they have saved and taking away other people's seeds to use. We get together regularly ...

1st January 2006

Plants for a Future

Edible and Useful Plants For A Healthier World ...

1st January 2006

The National Allotment Gardens Trust

Information on allotments, fruit trees, organic gardening, herb gardening and much more. ...