Articles by Simon Webster

Saving leek seeds

How to save seeds

June 7, 2018

As seed company ownership tightens, now's the time to learn how to save your own seed writes Simon Webster. 

More or less space?

When more is less

April 3, 2018

The more the land, the more ambitious Simon Webster’s gardening vision became. 

Surprise potato

The accidental gardener

March 22, 2018

Simon Webster cottons on to a new way of gardening – expect the unexpected – at Plot Farm. 

Coffee cherries ripe for picking

Coffee harvesting and processing

September 13, 2017

In the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Organic Gardener Simon Webster has written about growing your own coffee. Here he explores harvesting and processing.

Mobile biochar kiln

Biochar explained

June 14, 2017

Simon Webster investigates biochar and reveals Peter Cundall's method for making it.

Watermelon crop

Bite into watermelons

November 10, 2016

Get sticky exploring the world of watermelons with Simon Webster, who names his top choices for your patch.

Steve Marsh loses appeal

Steve Marsh loses appeal

September 4, 2015

Organic farmer, Steve Marsh, loses appeal against court ruling on GM contamination case, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

plastic shopping bag

Say no to plastic bags

July 23, 2015

Plastic bags are a whale of a problem for the environment, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

how safe is glyphosate?

The truth about glyphosate

June 19, 2015

It is a globally used herbicide but the UK Soil Association is questioning its safety, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

David Holmgren

Holmgren on tour

June 24, 2014

Permaculture co-founder is taking his ‘Survive and Thrive’ tour on the road, SIMON WEBSTER reports.