Articles by Penny Woodward

Winter savory in flower

Winter savory

May 2021

Spicy, fragrant, warming. This little-known herb is perfect for cool weather meals, writes Penny Woodward.

Leafy brassicas

Winter fare

May 2021

Penny Woodward describes some unusual and more common edibles for planting now.

Rosa rugosa rose hips

Rose hips

April 2021

In this bountiful season, Penny Woodward explains, rose hips come into their own.

Know your stuff

April 2021

In Issue 125, Penny Woodward set out a very useful glossary of common organic gardening terms to help novice gardeners learn what’s what – and as a refresher for the more experience among you. Here's a list of blogs that have some more tips for each term. Just click and find out more!

Honey bee on yellow mustard flower

Bee friendly planting

April 2021

Planting flowers that honey bees love is a win-win, writes Penny Woodward – they get pollen and you get a healthy harvest! Here's Penny's suggestions, which will tempt bees into your garden.

Garlic

Garlic in your garden

March 2021

Homegrown garlic tastes dramatically better than any you can buy in your local supermarket, so why not grow it yourself! 

Books about birds

Birds in your garden

March 2021

Penny Woodward talks about attracting birds to your garden and two new books about birds.

'Mini Amish' heirloom tomatoes

Growing heirloom tomatoes

March 2021

Penny Woodward loves heirloom cherry tomatoes, here she explains how to plant them from seed.

Sprouts

How to grow sprouts

February 2021

All you need is a bench or windowsill and some easy-to-find equipment to grow sprouts, writes Penny Woodward.

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