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Useful growing tips to see you through April

  • May jobs from Anne Swithinbank
  • Guide to Florence fennel
  • Cultivating squash 'Sweet Dumpling'
  • Plot essentials
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01

FREE SEEDS

Check out May's supplement on beans, complete with free runner bean 'Scarlet' and soya bean 'Elena' seeds. Find detailed growing guides for these crops, along with recipes and cultivation inspiration in the supplement. Digital copies are excluded.


02

ON THE PLOT

Anne Swithinbank reveals her interest in Victorian kitchen gardens, and takes inspiration from this as she plants, sows and harvests a range of veg. Read top tips for cauliflowers, red cabbage, and Florence fennel amongst advice on seasonal tasks.


03

OUTDOOR PROJECTS

Simon gets exotic in the garden with a step-by-step guide to propagating pineapple and ginger plants. He also provides guidance on creating a sieve for improving compost – sorting out all the twigs, stones and clumps of soil you might encounter.


04

UNDER COVER

Read up on the jobs you can practise in the greenhouse with the help of Sally Nex. This month, place out your young lettuce seedlings, sow chicory, grow edible ginger, and try companion planting under cover.


05

CULTIVATE SWEETCORN

Make the most of these delicious cobs with GYO contributor David Domoney's professional pointers. From planning and planting, to preparing the ground and aftercare, the journey from plot to plate is handled with expertise.


06

SQUASH VARIETIES

Read Naomi Schillinger's advice on choosing the right squash for a plot with restricted space. Discover small types that you can tie in vertically or grow along garden trellises to provide a decorative focal point.

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