Grow Your Own Magazine
Useful growing tips to see you through December
- A beginner's guide to sowing and growing shallots
- Anne's expert growing advice
- Make your own garden bird feeder
- Great tips for maintaining your secateurs
SOW YOUR FREE SEEDS
Get the season under way with this colourful cabbage variety, 'January King 3' and you could be enjoying its bounty in no time (digital copies excluded).
MAXIMISE YOUR VEG BED
Start parsley and carrots this month, plus harvest parsnips with help from Anne Swithinbank. You'll also find essential information on the traditional method of forcing chicory.
EXPAND YOUR FRUIT COLLECTION
Lucy Chamberlain explains the best method for pruning autumn raspberries and also covers great tips for picking and storing citrus fruits. Plus guidance on growing black- and hybrid berries.
GROW UNDER COVER
Look after your salad crops and open up greenhouse borders with this useful advice from Sally Nex. There's also great advice on the tricky topic of sowing onions from seed for dedicated gardeners.
Naomi Schillinger shares her pick of the best blackberries to include on your plot and reveals a list of inspiring books that every gardener should have to hand.
RESTING YOUR SOIL
Prepare for next year's sowing and planting by giving your veg bed a well-deserved break and adding in key nutrients to maximise your chances of quality yields throughout the season.