Growing your own food

Claire Ratinon shares why the tastiest and healthiest way to enjoy veg is to grow it yourself – and how this benefits our wellbeing as well as the planet

Claire Ratinon, food grower and author of How to Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving the House, shares her tips for raising your own veg, with plenty of tips for those with just a limited space. She reveals how volunteering on a roof-top farm in New York got her hooked on vegetable growing and changed her life for the better. She examines the effect of growing vegetables on our wellbeing and why it matters that we play a part in managing where our food comes from.


Listen now to this fascinating discussion between Claire Ratinon and Miranda Janatka, staff writer at BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine: