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It’s incredibly easy to save tomato seeds because the flower pollinates itself as it opens, so crosses are rare.
Lettuce is easy to save seed from, provided you have room (and a little patience)
Protect tender plants from slugs and snails with confidence, using copper tape and bottle cloches.read more
Forget June – you can be picking fresh, tasty strawberries as early as April using a polytunnel.read more
Garlic is easy to grow and virtually pest-free, so it’s well worth giving it some space – especially in a polytunnel or greenhouse.read more
Two simple recipes for this centuries old country drink – one with malt, one without.read more
Often ignored by cooks and gardeners as uninteresting and bland, the humble turnip is an extremely tasty addition to soups, stews and even salads.read more
One of our most versatile and popular vegetables, parsnips are great whether boiled, roasted or mashed – and, best of all, growing parsnips is really easy!read more
If you want freshly-dug potatoes before anyone else, plant a few first early potatoes in your polytunnel.read more
Fig trees can actually be grown in the UK with no problem – in fact, we’ve been growing figs since the Romans first introduced them.read more
Easy to grow and easy to cook, the lowly chard – while not perhaps the most exciting vegetable in the garden – is definitely one of the most reliable.read more