Get growing advice, seasonal suggestions and celebrate the joys of looking after plants.
So you chitted, planted, earthed up and watered your potatoes and you’re wondering when it’s time to eat them. Depending on the variety you received (first earlies, second earlies, main crop) you may have already harvested and enjoyed the fruits of your labour. However if yours are still in the ground, it’s time to prepare for harvest.
Your tomato crop
The height of summer is behind us and if you are lucky you will already have started harvesting your tomato crop. We still have growth and ripening ahead but it’s good to start thinking about helping your plants speed this process at this time of year, to prepare for the seasons changing.
In Season: Autumn
Autumn is traditionally known as a time of harvest and plenty. For those of us who grow even a little of our own food, we often spend this time doing a lot of baking (chocolate courgette loaf, anyone?), preserving (pickled carrots are amazing), freezing and sharing.
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