Plants & Vegetables

Pea shoots

Pea shoots and leaves

April 18, 2018

Autumn is prime pea-growing time, not just for pods but for shoots as well. Justin Russell has the lowdown.

Autumn Light

Gardening jobs for April

March 29, 2018

With its golden light and pleasant working conditions, autumn is a magical time of the year to be gardener, says Justin Russell. 

Crimson Broad Beans

What to plant in April

March 29, 2018

Mid-autumn is a lovely time to plant some seeds for a winter harvest. Check out Justin Russell's April planting guide.

seed security at risk

New seed security threat

March 19, 2018

A review of the import of brassica seed is a threat to small farmers, seed suppliers and our nation's food sovereignty, says Justin Russell.

A bunch of celery

Do the celery crunch

March 10, 2018

Freshly cut, clean, crunchy celery is the perfect plant for autumn, says Penny Woodward.

Green Manure

Gardening jobs for March

March 1, 2018

Justin Russell reckons it's time to take advantage of pleasant autumn weather and get stuck into gardening jobs.

Microgreens

Marvellous microgreens

December 16, 2017

Nutritious microgreens, explains Penny Woodward, are quick to grow and delicious to eat.

Love-in-a-mist

Love-in-a-mist

December 16, 2017

Penny Woodward says that despite its delicate looks, love-in-a-mist is surprisingly tough and easy to grow.

Peter Cundall and fruit trees

On fruit patrol

December 14, 2017

There can be some nasty pests and diseases in the summer orchard.
Try Peter Cundall's trusted control methods.

Tomatoes varieties for slicing, stuffing, sauces and more

Tomatoes for all occasions

October 19, 2017

The stakes are high in the tomato-growing world. Paul West reveals the best varieties for salads, slicing, saucing, stuffing and more.

 

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