Grow food for your Big Lunch
Learn all about what to grow and when with our guides and top tips - just in time for a Big Lunch!
Getting started – easy things to plant
You can hold a Big Lunch at any time of the year (including Christmas!), but most Big Lunches happen in June. These veggies will be ripe for harvesting around this time.
- sow tomatoes inside in February and March to plant outside in April and enjoy ready for your Big Lunch
- sow leafy salads and broad beans outside in April for harvesting in May/June
- roots such as carrots, beetroot and turnips can be sown outside in March and April ready for harvesting in May, June and July
- for more suggestions, check out our free booklet below
Did you know?
Wherever possible, using peat-free compost (or even making your own!) is a small measure we can all take to protect our environment this spring. Peatlands are precious spaces for wildlife and they’re a huge store of carbon – protecting them is vital in the fight against climate change.
The Big Grow – free booklet
We’re pleased to share our beautiful Eden Project Big Grow booklet – it’s full of top tips for growing, including what to grow when and fun activities for adults and children alike.
Delicious veggie recipes
These veggie crowd-pleasers are a great way to share your home-grown goodies!
Levi Roots’ Caribbean Stew
Tuck in to Levi Roots’ Carribean Stew – the perfect vegan one-pot…
Alice Fevronia’s tomato, spinach & feta tart
Easy and delicious, Alice’s tomato, spinach and feta tart recipe creates the…
Carrot cake tray bake
This delicious carrot cake tray bake recipe will be hard to share!
Plant and Share Month
Plant and Share Month is a great way for schools to get involved and get growing in time for The Big Lunch. From April to May, the whole nation is being called upon to dig in and sow, grow and share veg with our communities.
Whether you or your school are grow-it-yourself newcomers or seasoned growing experts, Plant and Share Month is for you and getting involved is really simple!
Coronation Big Lunch celebrated by millions
The numbers are in… almost 1 in 5 people took part in the Coronation celebrations with a Coronation Big Lunch!
We’re transforming neglected areas into community spaces
Grow N22 is a community project in North London which transforms unlikely, disused and neglected spaces across Haringey into vibrant community gardens and growing…
All about wildflowers, from the National Wildflower Centre
We asked our friends at the National Wildflower Centre (NWC), part of the world famous Eden Project, to tell us all about wildflowers!
10 tips to make your community greener
We can all take small steps to make our communities healthier, greener spaces.