Grow Your Own Magazine
Receive all the best sowing and growing tips from our September issue
- Take turnips from seed to plate with this guide
- Learn how to save tomato seed
- Some great alternative uses for your harvests
- Delicious recipes for those pear gluts
We may be approaching autumn, but there is still time to add some new crops to your veg plot. GYO readers will get their hands on two brilliant varieties – mustard spinach 'Komatsuna Torasan' and radicchio 'Palla Rossa Precoce' (digital issues excluded) which will keep your garden productive.
Get your plot flourishing in the late season with Anne Swithinbank's advice on autumn sowings. This month she is focusing on kale, spring onions and peas for pea shoots, as well as harvesting and storing a delcicious bounty of maincrop potatoes.
It is a time of plenty in the fruit garden in September, and Lucy Chamberlain is making the most of this, harvesting ripe, juicy figs and apples. She also shares her expert advice on how to ensure your gluts are stored properly so you can enjoy them right through to spring.
Do you want to know how your greenhouse can help you keep the season going for longer? Sally Nex is here to help with her advice on forcing carrots under glass and growing herbs through winter. Also, she shows how to get those last, stubborn tomatoes to ripen.
Get the most from your plants with this guide to encouraging bumper harvests, with chilli guru Sarah Wain. Also, learn how to overwinter, so you can enjoy even more delicious fruits next year.
If thinking about pruning your trees causes you to need a lay down in a dark room, don't worry – you aren't the only one! To help instill confidence to take on the task at hand, Chris Beardshaw breaks down why and how the process is carried out.