From plot to plate

Big ideas for little plots: Patchwork quilt salad

Big ideas for little plots: Patchwork quilt salad

When you haven't got much space, even your vegetables need to look beautiful! Make salads part of the flower garden with a colourful quilt. Read more »

Trade secrets

Trade secrets

Naomi Schillinger shares a striking vertical gardening idea, growing French, runner and borlotti beans together for a stunning display of red, pink and white flowers, followed by yellow, purple, red and green beans. Read more »

Step-by-step: Saving seeds

Step-by-step: Saving seeds

Saving your own vegetable seeds allows you to grow plants that are locally adapted to your conditions, ensuring bumper crops of your favourite varieties – at zero cost! Read more »

Out & about: July

Out & about: July

Your guide to events of interest this coming month Read more »

Big ideas for little plots: Upside-down veg patch!

Big ideas for little plots: Upside-down veg patch!

You may have heard of growing vertically, but how about upside down? Now you can buy space-saving planters that can be hung from ceilings, greenhouse roofs or outdoors, supplying produce at head height! Here's how... Read more »

Trade secrets

Trade secrets

The greenhouse will be buzzing with activity this month – Colin Crosbie, curator at RHS Garden Wisley, offers his top 10 jobs for June. Read more »

Step-by-step: Grow sweetcorn from seed

Step-by-step: Grow sweetcorn from seed

Once tricky to grow in our cool, short summers, new modern varieties of sweetcorn have put an end to frail stalks and empty cobs and it's possible to grow a super-sweet, buttery crop all summer long. Read more »

Big ideas for little plots: Windowsill gardening

Big ideas for little plots: Windowsill gardening

A good window box doesn't just make a house, it can transform an entire street – and it brings nature right to your window, says Alys Fowler, as she shares her tips for making more of your sills, for next to nothing. Read more »

Trade secrets

Trade secrets

You can't expect to leave fruit and vegetable plants alone and reap the benefits year after year, says Frances Tophill from ITV's Love Your Garden. In her new book, First Time Gardener, she offers her top five foods for hungry crops. Read more »

Step-by-step: French Beans

Step-by-step: French Beans

Packed with flavour but none of the 'stringiness', and coming in yellow, purple and speckled cream and red, French beans will give you a colourful crop all summer. Read more »