Luffa aegyptiaca

Grow your own luffa

Tue, 02/11/2021 - 3:22pm

A multitasking veg you can eat and turn into a sponge? Growing luffas will give you both!

Coloured tomatoes

Why is a red tomato red?

Wed, 29/09/2021 - 12:33pm

Tomatoes come in a variety of colours, explains Penny Woodward, with quirky names to match.

'Purple Dragon' variety of carrot.

Colourful carrots

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 2:06pm

There are so many different types of carrot you can grow in your garden, many of them vibrantly coloured heirloom varieties.

'Mini Amish' heirloom tomatoes

Growing heirloom tomatoes

Thu, 11/03/2021 - 2:49pm

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

The Green Rhubarb Blues

Thu, 18/06/2020 - 4:22pm

Have you got the green rhubarb blues? JUSTIN RUSSELL offers some tips on how you can grow red rhubarb, and why it's one of his all-time favourite plants.

Chill factor

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 4:54pm

Lots of vegies love the cold and are sweeter for a frost. Justin Russell tells how to take advantage of this while also protecting plants.

Judging garlic

Tue, 18/02/2020 - 4:11pm

Want to start your own garlic competition? Penny Woodward tells you how to judge garlic.

Tomato flowers

Tending tomatoes

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 11:15am

Our tomatoes need regular tending right though the summer says Penny Woodward


Making every part count

Fri, 15/11/2019 - 2:46pm

Justin Russell explains root to leaf edibility -- waste not fellow gardeners!