Grow Your Own Magazine
Useful growing tips to see you through October
CARE FOR CROPS
Anne Swithinbank makes plans for greenhouse tomatoes, including how to ripen them into December, as well as planting garlic, and treasuring wildlife. She also discusses sowing broad beans for early crops next year in her step-by-step guide.
Find out how to build a herb planter with Simon Akeroyd's easy to follow instructions. Complete with pictures this guide explains all that you need to know as well as equipment required to complete the task. Also included is a mini step-by-step for harvesting tomato seed.
Discover what jobs need to be completed in the greenhouse and polytunnel this month with advice from Sally Nex. Learn how to avoid heating the greenhouse, as well as how to harvest and dry pumpkins with a step-by-step guide. Also discover information about overwintering runner beans and sowing asparagus.
CULTIVATE WINTER LETTUCE
David Domoney shares his expert advice on growing these popular salad leaves in the garden or allotment. He also suggests varieties to try, along with interesting facts and a quirky tip.
GROW BROCCOLI (CALABRESE)
Find out all you need to know about growing broccoli (calabrese) with this beginner’s guide by RHS principal horticultural advisor Esther McMillan. From sowing indoors and out, to aftercare as well as harvesting and uses this advice covers it all. Also find top 10 varieties to consider trying.