Plants & Vegetables

Seeds

Planting seed

April 2020

First time sowing seed? Penny Woodward gives us some back to basics for new growers

Basil and lettuce vertical garden

Vertical garden

March 2020

Helen Cushing writes about small scale vertical gardens.

plantain

Edible weeds

January 2020

Penny Woodward explains that weeds have many different uses.

Tomato flowers

Tending tomatoes

January 2020

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

Heartsease

Heartwarming heartsease

October 2019

In medieval times, Penny Woodward explains, heartsease was used in love potions.

Heirloom tomatoes

Tomatoes in pots

October 2019

Karen Sutherland tells us how to grow tomatoes in pots.

Sweet corn plants

Succulent sweet corn

September 2019

Put your water on to boil, says Penny Woodward, before picking your sweet corn.

Cumquats in basket

Easygoing cumquats

September 2019

Helen McKerral says its best to always plant comquats into warm soil.

Stevia

The sweetest thing

August 2019

 

Penny Woodward asks why isn't stevia more widely grown and used?

 

Edible flowers

Edible flowers

August 2019

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

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