Growing fruit and veg can be fun and very satisfying. There’s nothing quite like the fresh taste of fruit or vegetables picked straight from the garden. Many bush fruits, such as currants or raspberries, are easy to grow and don’t take a lot of effort. Many herbs are even easier.
Vegetable growing is a bit different, and can be very time consuming (and frustrating when your efforts are enjoyed by the slugs, rather than you!). However, if you enjoy the process of vegetable growing it can be one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening. For most of us with busy lives, it’s more realistic (and more fun) to choose a few easy-to-grow vegetables which usually have good results. Some of these are also great to grow with children.