Alex Mitchell harvesting courgettes

30-minute veg plot

Follow this guide for time-poor veg growers, from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

Want to grow your own veg, but think you don’t have time? Think again. In her three-part series in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, Alex Mitchell shows how you can grow your own veg in only 30 minutes a week.


In part one, Alex demonstrated how to get started with four easy veg crops: runner beans, beetroot, lettuce and carrots. Part one was published in the May 2018 issue of Gardeners’ World Magazine. If you missed it, download a PDF version now:

30-minute veg plot – part one (PDF)

30-minute veg plot – part two (PDF)

In part two, in the June 2018 issue, Alex shows how to grow tomatoes, courgettes, basil and chives. The June issue is available in shops from Tuesday 29 May.


In part three, in the July issue, Alex will explain how to keep your plot cropping all autumn and winter by growing kale, winter lettuce and oriental leaves.