Growing fruit and vegetables in the garden and greenhouse is addictive and has people coming back time and again, it has been claimed.
According to Helium.com, the time and effort required to plant and look after food is outweighed by the sense of pride and great tasting results.
It explained that new growers should be aware that things do not always work out as planned, with the weather, pests and beginners mistakes all conspiring to make things difficult at times.
However, gardeners should not be discouraged and should put things down to experience and learn from them.
Using the right soil is half the battle in vegetable growing, the online resource suggested, with some foods preferring sandy earth, while others like wetter ground.
Growing to match the ground and climate available will help boost the chances of the average fruit and vegetable gardener.
The website recommended that those new to food growing start off small and do not bite off more than they can chew.
In other news, infozine.com recently gave growers some tips for watering container gardens.