Growing veg in the British climate can be a challenge at the best of times - late frosts, heavy downpours, a distinct lack of sunshine and periods of drought are all likely in a typical summer. If you live in a northerly or cold, exposed location, growing veg can be even trickier.
Tough, robust crops like leeks and sprouts do reliably well in our unpredictable climate, but don't restrict yourself to these - with a little planning it is possible to grow a wide range of delicious crops. It's a case of choosing the right varieties, pay attention to the weather forecast and being ready to protect seedlings and young plants - and if money allows, investing in a greenhouse.
Here's our advice on growing 10 summer crops, whatever the weather.