Plants & Vegetables

Heirloom bean graphic

Which bean is that?

September 13, 2018

Want to know which heirloom bean is which? We reveal all here!

Green sprouting broccoli

Bountiful broccoli

February 8, 2018

Broccoli isn't just a one-head wonder, you can encourage multiple harvests of delicious side shoots. Justin Russell shows you how. 

Green broad beans

Broad bean harvesting

October 22, 2017

Broad beans are delicious, good for the soil and easy to grow. Penny Woodward says now is harvest time. 

Bay tree leaves and flowers

The virtuous bay

February 10, 2017

Plant a bay, says PENNY WOODWARD, it's one of the most useful trees you can grow.

Eggplant harvest

What to plant in October

September 21, 2016

In many areas, October has bid farewell to spring but hasn't fully welcomed summer. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips on what to plant now. 

What to plant in September

September 13, 2016

Welcome spring! Get outside and plant your hands in the dirt writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Seed Packets

Spring seed sowing 101

August 26, 2016

Confused about which seed to sow where? Not sure which potting mix to use? JUSTIN RUSSELL has you covered.

Ancient grains

Ancient grains

August 24, 2016

From chia and quinoa to buckwheat and amaranth, ancient grains are being rediscovered, so why not try your hand at growing these highly nutritious pseudo-cereals that are also gluten free, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.