What to plant now

Welsh onions starting to flower

Welsh onions

Tue, 21/07/2020 - 4:33pm

Tough, versatile and useful. Mild sweet onion flavour.  Ticks all the boxes says Penny Woodward

Horseradish power

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 5:05pm

Autumn is the time when the wonderfully pungent horseradish is in its element -- you can plant and harvest now and once harvested it's time to start cooking!

Growing wild alpine strawberries

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 2:58pm

Wild alpine strawberries are very tasty, writes Penny Woodward, and you can grow them in your backyard!

Heirloom tomatoes

Tomatoes in pots

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 4:20pm

Karen Sutherland tells us how to grow tomatoes in pots.

Colourful flowers to plant this spring

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 9:47am

It's hard to pick favourites when it comes to flowers, but this gorgeous blossom is at the top of Lentil Purbrick's list this spring.

Sweet corn plants

Succulent sweet corn

Sun, 22/09/2019 - 3:23pm

Put your water on to boil, says Penny Woodward, before picking your sweet corn.


The sweetest thing

Fri, 23/08/2019 - 5:56pm


Penny Woodward asks why isn't stevia more widely grown and used?