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Get September's issue of Grow Your Own now. Here's a taster of this month's tips and features

  • Your step-by-step guide to easy autumn salads
  • Simple storage solutions for your fruit and veg
  • Allotments - GYO reveals the history behind your plot
  • Inspirational veg gardens to visit this autumn
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01

FREE SEEDS

GYO is giving two FREE packets of seeds to every reader (digital issues excluded). Gourmet beetroot 'Chioggia' looks a treat on your dinner plate - the tender flesh is striped with concentric red and white circles. Tomato 'Tigerella' lives up to its name with animal-print-style skin. Store the packets over winter for sowing next spring.


02

VEG PLOT

Fill your salad bowl this autumn. Anne Swithinbank names delicious cut-and-come-again leaves to sow now. Enjoy two to three speedy harvests before cold weather kicks in. Pop onion sets in the ground, too, for early crops next year. Anne also shares advice on earthing up celery, choosing quirky brassicas and ripening tomatoes.


03

FRUIT GARDEN

Your four simple steps to pruning stone fruit! GYO Editor, Lucy Chamberlain, shares her quick guide to cutting back cherries, peaches, apricots and plums. Plus, it's time to harvest early eating apples. Lean how to pick perfectly ripe fruit and the best three dessert varieties for garden-growing.


04

BUDGET CROPS

Home-grown veg, all year round! GYO names its top three thrifty ways to store excess autumn crops. Pick up quick tips on keeping carrots, spuds, beetroot and swede for winter eating. Love peas, broad beans or spring greens? Learn how autumn sowings made this month lead to extra early harvests next season.


05

MINI BANANAS

The best house plant you'll find this year. Sweeter than supermarket types, mini bananas are easy to grow indoors. Plant a dwarf variety in a large pot for an easy-to-grow exotic crop. Are your friends envious? Our expert shares tips on propagating plants to make gifts for green-fingered neighbours.


06

SEED SAVING

It's easy and absolutely free! Kim Stoddart shares her tips on saving seeds. Before your tomato, chilli, bean and pea plants head for the compost heap, make sure your caddies are fully stocked for great results next year.

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