Grow Your Own Magazine
Get October's issue of Grow Your Own now. Here's a taster of this month's tips and features
- Choosing the perfect fruit tree for your space
- Your step-by-step guide to brilliant beans
- Getting started on a new plot
- An in-depth look at this fabulous fruit
GYO is giving readers two FREE packets of seeds with every issue (digital copies excluded). Pumpkin 'Atlantic Giant' is the perfect choice for those wanting to grow a real show-stopper, while onion 'Red Baron' is a high-yielder to really pack a punch. Keep both for spring sowing in the new season.
Grow unusual berries on your plot! GYO's editor, Lucy Chamberlain, is encouraging us all to give the out-of-the-ordinary a try this month - from bilberries to rosehips, cherry plums to honeyberries. She is also providing a handy step-by-step on planting fruit in pots, and explains how to avoid winter moth.
It is time for bountiful harvests! Anne Swithinbank advises on picking and storing your winter squashes, so you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour for months to come. Plant your garlic, too, as well as sowing cauliflowers and texsel greens and your growing space will stay productive through the colder months.
Hassle-free late-season growing! A polytunnel or greenhouse can add extra time either end of your season by protecting your veg from the elements. We take a look at the tropical treats you can enjoy, as well as the ten best under cover crops.
Fill the hungry gap! Simple and undeniably tasty, broad beans are a true allotment staple. Grow these hungry little pods in soil improved with well-rotted manure, protect from the elements and you could be enjoying the first harvest of hardy varieties in the spring.
Quick, easy and beneficial to your crops - Sally Nex shares her expert advice on creating your own nutritious compost to use on your veg beds, whatever space you have. Once you get started, you won't look back!