Every month has much to recommend it, even November, although I can’t imagine many people would declare it their favourite.
October is a month of unstoppable transition. There’ll even be a few summer crops still doggedly carrying on but ripening ever more slowly.
In September, the trees and hedgerows are bursting with seasonal sweet and savoury treasures, from native fruits to big, beautiful autumnal squash.
The arrival of August is always welcome to a gardener. Plant growth begins to slow, and it is finally possible to stand back and admire the garden.
Rhubarb is easy to grow, and deserves a place on any gardener’s plot. A look at these rhubarb recipes will also illustrate that it is super versatile.
Italian tomatoes are integral to the country’s cuisine, and different types have different culinary uses. Here is a guide to the most popular ones.
Brussels sprouts, like dogs, are not just for Christmas. I find just one outing a year to be nowhere near enough. Here’s a tip for using up a glut of them.
This article by Jamie’s gardener looks at some of the more unusual (but still delicious) vegetables you can serve up alongside the Christmas roast.
Now that his summer squash have all gone, here’s Jamie’s gardener’s rogues’ gallery of winter squash; colourful monsters that they are.
If the vegetables are good enough, there’s no reason to miss meat at all. Here is a eulogy to a few seasonal ones that Jamie’s gardener looks forward to.