What to harvest now

Salad plants

Mustardy marvel

January 24, 2018

The sharp lemony flavour with hot peppery aftertaste make this mustard a winner, writes Penny Woodward.

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.

Delicous rose petals

Roses for jam

November 9, 2016

Rose petals make a delightful addition to many foods including stawberry jam, says PENNY WOODWARD

Bright red rubarb stems

Rhubarb bounty

October 20, 2016

PENNY WOODWARD has been harvesting a prolific crop of rhubarb and adding it to a moreish rhubarb cake.

Tomatoes of many colours.

Tomato time again!

February 17, 2016

You can never have too many home-grown tomatoes, says PENNY WOODWARD.

Dead spruce and fir trees near Asheville, North Carolina

Forest dieback

November 23, 2015

DR REESE HALTER says dying forests are the harbinger of climate change. Stay tuned for his reports from COP21, Paris.

Medlars are a lovely autumn crop

Bletting medlars

May 27, 2015

PENNY WOODWARD advises that this is not a new swear word.