Full sun

Why I love Wombok

May 2011

Give me a Chinese Cabbage before a European Cabbage any day, reports PHIL DUDMAN

Autumn is the time to be planting garlic

How to grow organic garlic

March 2011

Autumn is the time to be planting organic garlic. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for getting you started.

Super sunflowers

December 2009

As a child I used various seed mixes for feeding my pet budgerigar, mice and gerbils. Curious to see what sort of plants these blends contained, one Easter holiday I sowed some of each. When the summer school holidays started in my London backyard I had my first crops of chilli, millet, sorghum and sunflowers. Those first sunflowers really caught my eye, just as they did with Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish conquistador, who recorded seeing them being cropped in 16th century Peru.

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