What to harvest now

Delicous rose petals

Roses for jam

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 1:38pm

Rose petals make a delightful addition to many foods including stawberry jam, says PENNY WOODWARD

Bright red rubarb stems

Rhubarb bounty

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 11:22am

PENNY WOODWARD has been harvesting a prolific crop of rhubarb and adding it to a moreish rhubarb cake.

Tomatoes of many colours.

Tomato time again!

Wed, 17/02/2016 - 2:41pm

You can never have too many home-grown tomatoes, says PENNY WOODWARD.

Dead spruce and fir trees near Asheville, North Carolina

Forest dieback

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 3:01pm

DR REESE HALTER says dying forests are the harbinger of climate change. Stay tuned for his reports from COP21, Paris.

Medlars are a lovely autumn crop

Bletting medlars

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 2:09pm

PENNY WOODWARD advises that this is not a new swear word.

Bright red and yellow tamarillo

Tangy tamarillo

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 11:14am

These fruit are worth growing just for their vibrant colours says PENNY WOODWARD

Tomatoes of different colour

Tasty tomatoes

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 11:18am

With tomato havest in full swing PENNY WOODWARD says now is the time to try some different cultivars.


An abundance of blackberries

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 3:20pm

An epic blackberry crop has JUSTIN RUSSELL convinced that growing your own food is about abundance, not scarcity.