The Nunhead Gardener




Growing your own vegetables, fruit and herbs is becoming increasingly popular in London.

As people wish to get a better insight into exactly where their food comes from and how it is grown, many are moving to urban farming.

We love the idea of growing our own food, and nothing tastes better than fruit and vegetables picked from your very own garden, container or window box.

So we're delighted to show you some of the options we offer to help you grow from garden to table.

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
— B.C. Forbes


Great value for money and great fun, sowing seeds is the best way of growing many well-loved flowers and tasty vegetables. Throughout the year we stock a huge range of seeds from Franchi and Johnson as well as a number of garden accessories, including germination pots and trays, support canes and tomato bags.    

There's a huge choice of vegetables to grow from seed. If you're a bit tight on space, make sure you look at our dwarf varieties. Kids love seeing things grow from seeds and it's a great way to introduce them to gardening.  

Don't have a garden? Don't let it put you off as many herbs are easy to grow in window boxes or on counter tops if there is good natural lighting.  

 Just imagine enjoying fresh home-grown salad, or seasoning your food with fresh homegrown herbs - without having to splash out on those expensive and tasteless salad bags in the supermarkets.  


Vegetable Plants

if you haven't got the patience to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables from seed, then don't worry. We can do the work for you - and you don't have to let anyone in on your secret.  

We stock many fully grown plants, so all you have to do is pop them in your garden or a planter and wait for them to come into harvest, delivering homegrown fresh produce straight to your table.

We have a wide selection of young vegetable plants such as broccoli, rhubarb, beetroot, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, chard, kale, potatoes, leeks and lettuce so come and see what we have in stock.     


An ever-popular garden and window box favourite, herbs always manage to find a space in our kitchens and gardens. 

We stock a wide selection of herbs, such as kitchen bay, rosemary, spearmint, peppermint, borage, coriander, oregano, parsley, curry plant,  thyme, basil, sage and mint. 

Choose from plants that are ready to go or seeds that you can grow for yourself. 

Fruit & Berry Bushes

If you're not big on veggies, or the thought of growing anything from seed is a bit daunting, how about a fruit bush?

They make an attractive addition to any garden, and you get the added bonus of seeing your own fruit becoming ripe and ready to harvest.  

With favourites like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, gooseberries, loganberries, boysenberries, and various grape varieties, there are bound to be some that are exactly to your taste. 

Fruit Trees

Finally on the home farming front, if you have the room then why not upgrade on the berry bushes and plant a fruit tree?  They will take some time to grow, but every year fresh fruit will literally drop into your garden -   ready to be eaten washed and raw, or made into fruit pies, jams and preserves.  

We stock apple, pear, peach, nectarine, cherry, plum and fig trees and a number of citrus varieties.  

If you have a specific tree in mind then come and talk to us and we will try and source it form our suppliers.