Grow Your Own Magazine
Useful growing tips to see you through August
- Jobs On The Plot
- Create A Herb Wheel In Your Garden
- Make A Compost Bin
- Grow Russet Apples
ENJOY YOUR FREE BOOK
This month we are giving away the brilliant How To Make Jams, Pickles and Preserves by Cyril Grange, which is the perfect companion for all growers looking for ways to use their gorgeous garden gluts (digital copies excluded).
Follow Anne Swithinbank's expert advice to successful cultivation of this deliciously sharp leaf. You will also find a list of varieties Anne recommends adding to your plot this season.
SAVE YOUR SEEDS
Keep your own garden heritage alive with this step-by-step guide to saving seeds from your allotment crops. As well as this, we take a look at the work of large-scale seed saving plants and how these libraries keep genes alive.
Naomi Schillinger talks squeezing these peppery litte roots into any spare space you may have for a speedy salad crop to be enjoyed just a month after sowing.
UNDER COVER GROWING
Although it is very early to think about winter, planning ahead is always a good idea in the vegetable garden – Sally Nex discusses why August is a great time to get started with your Christmas day spuds.
SPICE UP YOUR PLOT
Chillies are a mainstay for many edible gardeners, with chilli fans always looking for new types to try. We take a look at five exciting varieties offering a real punch of colour and flavour.