We’ve all heard of the importance of our five-a-day and how it is becoming more common to grow your own vegetables in the garden or soil.

While you may run in fear at the thought of planting your own food, thankfully it can be as easy as putting seeds into the soil and watching them grow!

You need to plant your carrots in cool weather and pull them up between 60 to 75 days after you have planted them. The rockier your soil the funnier the carrots will look.

This is one of the easiest vegetables to grow and you can even plant them in flower pots if you don’t have a garden. There is such a wide variety to go for as well you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Tomatoes need lots of light so these are best grown in the summer. You can buy a grow bag and leave it in the garden or on your balcony. Simples.

This is easy enough to grow in garden beds or containers. It needs a good sunny spot so position it beside a window. If you leave it in the kitchen you’ll always remember to use it in your cooking.