What to harvest now

Rosa rugosa rose hips

Rose hips

Tue, 20/04/2021 - 11:06am

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

Preserving Lemons

Preserving lemons

Sat, 12/12/2020 - 3:17pm

Back in June 2014, Justin Russell shared his tips for preserving a glut of winter lemons – it's worth having another read!

Plums in basket

Plum harvest and pruning

Thu, 27/02/2020 - 10:48am

Japanese plums, harvesting, pruning and a plum sponge from Penny Woodward


Edible weeds

Sun, 19/01/2020 - 3:12pm

Penny Woodward explains that weeds have many different uses.

Globe artichoke

Early summer harvesting notes

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 11:42am

Penny Woodward talks about harvesting garlic, basil, globe artichokes and zucchini flowers

Edible flowers

Edible flowers

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 10:11am

Flowers are fragile, says Penny Woodward, but make delicous additions to our food.

Salad plants

Mustardy marvel

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 4:13pm

The sharp lemony flavour with hot peppery aftertaste make this mustard a winner, writes Penny Woodward.

Garlic and endive

Self-sown bonanza

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 3:32pm

Penny Woodward says she doesn't have to do anything, these vegies and flowers just appear.