One of the best tips we have for your first steps is not to try doing it all, but rather ‘garden by menu’ – pick a food you love, that the family will demolish even in a glut, and learn about that. Then when you are comfortable with that, branch out to a herb or a fruit or another veg that works well with it, and try that too.
It’s a reverse-engineered menu, of sorts. Here are some foods we love, and how to make the best of them. First step is to pick one.