What to plant now

Tomatoes varieties for slicing, stuffing, sauces and more

Tomatoes for all occasions

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 12:00am

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


Flower buds of artichoke

Globe artichoke time

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 3:39pm

They're delicious, unrivalled, flavoursome food, writes Penny Woodward.

Climbing Beans

What to plant in October

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 8:00am

Not sure whether to plant a pumpkin or a pommelo in October? Check out Justin Russell's seasonal spring guide.

Indigo Rose tomatoes

Growing black tommies

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 1:19pm

For sublime flavour try your hand at growing black tomatoes, writes Penny Woodward.

harvested beetroot

What to plant in September

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 4:47pm

Hello spring! It's time to get your hands dirty in the garden writes Justin Russell.

Cornflowers are a safe option for hayfever sufferers

Avoiding the big sneeze

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 2:04pm

Want flowers but not hayfever this spring? Karen Sutherland explains what to plant and what to avoid. 

Pint-sized pumpkins

Mighty mini pumpkins

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 1:37pm

Packing a punch in the flavour and colour stakes, mini pumpkins are great for small spaces says Paul West.

Florence Fennel

Fennel forever

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 8:09pm

Penny Woodward explores the many uses of fabulous fennel, and includes growing tips and a recipe for fennel butter.

Winter Greens

What to plant in August

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 8:00am

Get out and about in the late winter sunshine with the help of Justin Russell's suggestions for what to plant now.

Asian greens

What to plant in July

Wed, 28/06/2017 - 12:49pm

Before planting in July it pays to take your soil's temperature, says Justin Russell.