Plants & Vegetables

Climbing Beans

What to plant in October

September 27, 2017

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

September 21, 2017

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

Eggplant harvest

Eggplants aplenty!

September 14, 2017

Justin Russell investigates the best eggplant varieties for your garden plus growing, harvesting and storage advice.

Cornflowers are a safe option for hayfever sufferers

Avoiding the big sneeze

August 30, 2017

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

Pint-sized pumpkins

Mighty mini pumpkins

August 30, 2017

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

Garlic and endive

Self-sown bonanza

August 28, 2017

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

Florence Fennel

Fennel forever

August 16, 2017

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

Table grapes

Grape expectations

August 3, 2017

Justin Russell shares a bunch of tips for growing table grapes, including the best choices for your climate.

Salvia lanceolata

Edible and useful salvias

July 26, 2017

Volatile oils in the leaves give salvias their scent and flavour explains Penny Woodward.

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