Summer

Isabella Grapes

Isabella Grapes Save the Day

November 2011

With his grape crop ruined by last summer's record wet season, JUSTIN RUSSELL pins his hopes on a mildew resistant heirloom variety to make an annual batch of verjuice.

Organic Watermelon Frame

October 2011

Small spaces won’t stop PHIL DUDMAN from growing his favourite organic crops. This week it’s watermelon!

Pierre de Ronsard rose

The Myth of Disease Resistance

October 2011

Could a new super-rose that is totally resistant to blackspot be a good fit for organic gardeners. JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that there are other virtues to look for in plants beyond the obvious.

Ripe Tomatoes

Experiments in Tomato Growing

September 2011

Tomatoes are almost everyone's summer favourite, but they can be temperamental plants to grow. JUSTIN RUSSELL wonders whether gardeners over-cultivate tomatoes, and plans an experiment in leaving the plants to their own devices.

The eldest sister, sweetcorn, is stealing the limelight from the snake beans and

How to grow the three sisters: part 4

March 2011

The eldest sister, sweetcorn, is stealing the limelight from the snake beans and watermelon in SIMON WEBSTER's three sisters experiment.

Ceylon spinach challenge

March 2011

Ceylon spinach is a fantastic plant to grow in summer to provide lots of leafy greens from the organic garden when other favorites are out of season. Some find it a little slimey when cooked, but PHIL DUDMAN has discovered the secret to preparing this vegetable with some yummy Ceylon spinach recipes.

Need inspiration for your cucumber yields? Read on!

Asian Cucumber Salad

March 2011

More cucumbers than you can cope with? PHIL DUDMAN shares another tasty recipe for enjoying this most prolific summer crop.

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