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Useful growing tips to see you through May

  • Jobs On The Plot
  • Plot Essentials
  • Carrot Varieties
  • Allotment Inspiration
latest magazine cover May 2016
01

SOW YOUR FREE SEEDS

This month we are giving away a fantastic trio of veg seeds, including pumpkin 'Rouge vif d'Etampes', runner bean 'Prizewinner' and sweet corn 'Incredible' F1 (digital copies excluded).


02

GET THE GROWING SEASON UP AND RUNNING

Read Anne Swithinbank's useful tips on cultivating swede, chard, kohlrabi, leeks and more. Plus find new varieties to try.


03

GIVE ELDERBERRIES A TRY

Chris Beardshaw gives his expert advice on this once revered plant and how you can restore it to its former glory on your plot. You will also find his top pointers in the fruit garden this month.


04

GROW UNDER COVER

Begin sowing maincrop carrots and plant a chilli basket with handy information from Sally Nex. There is also an interesting weekend project on setting up an automatic watering system.


05

SPRING JOBS

Naomi Schillinger reveals her knowledge when it comes to re-potting mint and explains the delights of the Chelsea Fringe festival of horticulture.


06

GROW PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI LIKE A PRO

Kris Collins from Thompson & Morgan outlines valuable information on cultivating this delicious and decorative brassica.

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