Grow Your Own Magazine
Get December's issue of Grow Your Own now. Here's a taster of this month's tips and features
- Grow beautiful, tangy berries on your plot
- Get social on the allotment
- Choose the right tools for you, with this great guide
- We talk herbs with Jekka McVicar
Grow Your Own is giving away two FREE packets of seed with every issue (excluding digital copies). Jazz up your allotment with these 'Rubine' Brussels spouts which will add structure and colour to your plot, as well as '(Alpine) Red & White Mixed' strawberries – giving you a sweet and beautiful bounty.
Reflecting on the season and planning ahead are key for Anne Swithinbank this month. She is is keeping busy on the winter plot – coppicing poles for beans, liming and fertilising her ground and harvesting crops – as well as making some new year orders!
Now is the perfect time to get pruning and to tidy up your fruit beds. Lucy Chamberlain shares her step-by-step tips to master the method – so be brave and have a go! Also, learn how to identify and stamp out fungal disease, apple canker.
Taking root cuttings can scratch that gardening itch even in the depths of winter. Sally Nex discusses how to keep on growing with this great technique. Mint, horseradish, raspberries, comfrey and blackberries can all regenerate successfully – so, what are you waiting for?
SUCCESS WITH CITRUS
Fresh lemons, limes and oranges from your own garden? It may seem impossible to grow these zesty fruits without Mediterranean climates – but you can! Follow this simple guide taking you from a young plant, right through to a tree bursting with tangy little gems to add to your food and drink.
Take the next step in home-brewing and plant your own hops! Easy to grow whatever space you have. Learn which varieties to choose, how to get started and what to do with your very first home-grown hop crop. We also get expert advice from Matt Oliver, of RHS Hyde Hall.