Grow Your Own Magazine
Receive all the best sowing and growing tips from our October issue
- Follow this step-by-step guide to planting an apple tree
- Grow green manures as a perfect filler crop
- Help feathered friends in the garden
- Get inspired by these beautiful walled gardens
Now it the perfect time to curl up and pour over seed catalogues, planning your crops for next season – but whatever you decide on, be sure to leave room for these tasty globes. GYO is giving away a free packet of swede 'Gowrie' seeds for every reader (digital issues exlcuded).
KEEP YOUR VEG PLOT PRODUCTIVE
Anne Swithinbank is keeping busy in her garden this month, sharing advice on sowing hardy annuals, growing onions in pots and planting spring cabbages. She is also discussing harvesting delicious winter squash, and sowing salads under glass for pickings over the cooler months.
STORE YOUR FRUITY GLUTS
October is the month of plenty in the fruit garden, and Lucy Chamberlain is enjoying the fruits of her labour. Follow Lucy's expert tips to storing your harvests, creating acid beds for new plantings of blueberries, and even growing sweet, juicy grapes outside.
Sally Nex is showing that there is still plenty to be done in the greenhouse this October. Follow a simple step-by-step guide to helping your chilli plants survive through to next year, as well as growing turnip greens for a perfect addition to winter stews, creating a hot box and overwintering yacon tubers.
MAKE YOUR BEST EVER COMPOST
Our panel of expert growers solve common composting problems and share their tips and tricks to creating the perfect nutritious boost for your plot. Now is the ideal time to add spent matter to your heap, so use this advice and get great results.
WIPE OUT WASTE
We take a look at crops that offer a real bang for their buck – from radishes to squashes, beetroot to watermelons, these are the fruit and veg giving you more than the one, traditional harvest. Learn how to maximise your meals using the veg you are already growing!