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Windowsill growing is ideal for salad crops such as loose-leaf lettuce, oriental greens and spinach. By choosing loose leaf varieties, you can harvest what you need, giving the plant a chance to recover and regrow again! Download leaflet.

Grow your own

The best crops for autumn are those that are not only cold-tolerant, but also taste better when they mature in cooler weather. Those include: beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery/celeriac, collards, chicories, fennel, greens,kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, onions, parsnips, peas, radish, rutabaga, spinach, swiss chard, and turnips. Find out more...

Grow your own soft fruit

Grow your own soft fruits from raspberries to strawberries. Find out more...

Grow your own strawberries

It's simple to make more strawberry plants. The plants send out runners over the surface of the soil during the growing season. Up to 5 of these can be pegged down, usually in June or July, while attached to the mother plant. When they form a separate plant cut them from the original plant. Find out more...

Winter vegetable harvest

As well as Potatoes, there are still varieties of vegetables that can be planted now and harvested this autumn. Plant lettuces, spinach and rocket and get a fresh crop in roughly six weeks. To enjoy healthy salads throughout the summer why not plant a small batch every two weeks. Find out more...

Winter Potatoes for Christmas

Before we look at what varieties to grow and how to grow them it’s useful to know what makes a winter seed potato. The simple answer is that they have been placed in cold storage to delay their growth and taken out from late June so that they are ready to start their 12 week plant-to-harvest cycle. Find out more...

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Gardening advice

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‘Made easy’ guides

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