Spring has sprung, and it's the perfect time to get outside and try growing your own fruit and veg.

Homegrown food cuts down on carbon emissions by reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, farm machinery, transport and packaging. Even better, food that's fresh from the garden is almost always tastier and more nutritous. A few hundred miles in the back of a lorry doesn't do fresh produce any favours.

If you're new to home-growing you probably won't feed the five thousand in your first year, but fear not: we'll be muddling through with you as we try to turn our office roof into a 10:10 kitchen garden. Watch this space for the latest.

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Lots of this month’s tips are pinched from The Rough Guide to Green Living, by 10:10’s resident carbon expert Duncan Clark.

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