Grow Your Own Magazine

Grow Your Own Magazine

Receive all the best sowing and growing tips from our April issue

  • The top tasks on the plot this month
  • Grow purple sprouting broccoli with this step-by-step guide
  • Raise your game
  • Three readers showcase their spaces
latest magazine cover April 2015
01

SIX FREE SEED PACKETS

Add carrots, basil, kale, lettuce, courgettes and celeriac to your plot - for free (digital issues excluded)! GYO readers can enjoy these six crops which are a staple on the allotment, as well as detailed growing guides and top advice on keeping pests at bay.


02

VEG PLOT

Are you ready to sow your French beans and get started with purple sprouting broccoli? Anne Swithinbank shares her advice on getting the best from these top crops, as well as planting your potatoes and starting squash under glass.


03

FRUIT GARDEN

Do you like a little of the exotic on your plot? Lucy Chamberlain showcases the delicious and surprisingly simple to grow kiwi berry. Also, she shares her technique for pruning cherries to help take the fear out of this annual garden task.


04

UNDER COVER

Add some extra colour and flavour by growing beautiful passion flowers in your greenhouse - you will really feel spoilt when the delicious fruits mature, following on from Catherine wheel-typed flowers. Also, keep young crops safe with the addition of carnivorous plants. Sally Nex shows you how.


05

GROWING SWEETCORN MADE EASY

If you love the taste of these beautiful, architectural cobs, then you are certainly not alone. Follow our seed to plate growing guide to help you get the best results from your crop. If you are stuck when it comes to deciding on a variety, we have recommendations from the RHS, too.


06

DIY TIPS FOR CROP SUCCESS!

What do you do with those spare toilet rolls? How about egg shells and drinks bottles? All of these items can be reused in the garden - cutting costs and helping you solve some daily issues, from slug control, to watering deep rooted crops.

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