Grow Your Own Magazine
Get July's issue of Grow Your Own now. Here's a taster of this month's tips and features
- Everything you need to do on the plot this July
- Your guide to growing this flavoursome crop
- How to beat the pests of the future
- Improve your well being with home-grown herbs
Get two FREE packets of seeds with the July issue of GYO. Now is the time to start growing leek 'Autumn Mammoth 2' for a hefty harvests of winter veg. For a quicker crop, try pak choi 'White Petiole'. The crunchy stems are great for stir-frying and can be picked young for tender baby leaves.
The veg gardener
Essential tips from Anne Swithinbank. She takes advantage of this month's sunshine to sow crops for winter. Learn to grow corn salad and Chinese cabbage or follow her Swiss chard step-by-step. Why not try kohl rabi, too? This cousin of the turnip has colourful skin and crisp, flavoursome flesh.
Get ready for a fruit-packed summer! Lucy Halsall harvests gooseberries and raspberries from her garden. With the apple-season only just starting it's the ideal time to take a good look at your trees. Discover how to prop up all those laden branches and keep your crops pest- and disease-free.
Heavy rain? Persistent drought? Whatever the weather this year we have an answer for you! Our expert shares tips on the best crops to grow in cold, hot, dry or damp areas. Learn which tricks can boost drainage or let you make the most of the water you have. Is our unusual weather down to climate change? A leading scientist shares his views.
Beetroot made easy
The very best beetroot varieties for you to gow. We bring you a run-down on some of the most delicious types available to home-growers. Take your pick from red, white and even striped roots. Our simple step-by-step photos reveal when to sow, water, weed and harvest. Produce tender, golf ball-sized baby beets or crops as big as your fist.
Urban veg patch
Don't forget to plant your second cropping potatoes this summer. Alys Fowler explains how to guarantee spuds in time for Christmas with help from a greenhouse or sheltered spot on your plot. She plans to get broccoli raab underway, too. Follow her tips for crops of this, flavour-packed calabrese.