Grow Your Own Magazine

Grow Your Own Magazine

Get May's issue of Grow Your Own now. Here's a taster of this month's tips and features

  • An easy guide to tumbling tomatoes
  • Your step-by-step to perfect strawberries
  • Grow up! Discover how to train crops vertically
  • Drought or floods? Learn to weatherproof your plot
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01

YOUR BOOK!

Check the front of this month's mag to find a brand new book! We've giving away Anna Pavord's fact-packed title - Growing Food. The paperback usually costs £7.99 but GYO readers receive a copy with the May issue of their favourite magazine (excluding digital versions) for no extra cost.


02

VEG GARDENER

Don't miss this month's new-look mag. Our re-vamped design makes it even easier to find your favourite writers. Kicking off with Anne Swithinbank's projects, we bring you the best veg to grow in May. Find easy tips on sowing winter squashes and planning bumper crops of colourful Swiss chard.


03

FIRST STEPS: CARROTS

The complete beginner's guide! Let our expert advice guide you from sowing to storage. Learn the best techniques for watering and how to avoid common pests and problems, such as carrot fly. Discover the RHS' must-try carrot varieties - 10 award-winning crops that make a tasty addition to any plot.


04

FRUIT PLOT

Wondering how to fan-train fruit trees? Lucy Halsall creates a haven for figs, apricots and cherries. Follow her four-part step-by-step to transform walls or fences into a productive area of your plot. It's also time for citrus to move outside. Discover the best way to help the trees soak up spring sunshine.


05

RIVER COTTAGE HERBS

Learn why caraway makes a delicious addition to your plot. In the latest part of GYO's River Cottage series, Nikki Duffy sings the praises of this hardy biennial. Learn to grow the crop - which is as much a spice as a herb - for its seeds and pleasant, parsley-ish leaves to add flavour to cakes and crumbles.


06

STEP-BY-STEP TOMATOES

Growing tumbling toms couldn't be easier. In just a few months your patio pots could be filled with cascading crops. Let this simple step-by-step talk you through planting, watering, feeding and - mostly importantly - harvesting dozens of ripe, red fruits. Plus, we've teamed up with Kings Seeds to throw in a few great offers on tasty varieties.

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