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Inside this issue of Grow Your Own
CARE FOR CROPS
Anne Swithinbank celebrates the festive veg patch this month, encouraging everyone to harvest Brussels sprouts and enjoy the hidden harvest treasures of Jerusalem artichokes. Her step-by-step guide focuses on planting shallots, and she gives suggestions to keep the garden going over winter by sowing mizuna under glass and experimenting with mulches.
Find out how to build growing supports with Simon Akeroyd's easy to follow instructions. Complete with pictures this guide explains all that you need to know as well as equipment required to complete the task. Also included is a mini step-by-step for making crème de mûre.
Discover what jobs need to be completed in the greenhouse and polytunnel this month with advice from Sally Nex. Learn how to avoid overwintering pests, sow microgreens (including varieties to try), and find out great advice for planning for the new season with Sally’s step-by-step guide.
CULTIVATE OVERWINTER VEG
David Domoney shares his expertise on keeping the plot productive through the cold weather. This includes advice on what crops you can grow, such as garlic, onions and spinach, and varieties to try as well as some top tips and interesting facts.
Find out all you need to know about growing parsnips with this beginner’s guide by RHS Hyde Hall horticulturist Matthew Oliver, from sowing and cultivation to pests and diseases. Also find 10 varieties to consider trying from trials officer Debbie Rowe.