October is a month of unstoppable transition. There’ll even be a few summer crops still doggedly carrying on but ripening ever more slowly.
Grow your own
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.
Few things will step up your cooking quite like always having fresh herbs to hand. Luckily, growing herbs is possible in or around almost any kitchen!
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.
Jersey royals and asparagus are always a welcome reminder of spring, but nothing says British summertime quite like a bumper crop of home-grown soft fruits.
A well-stocked store cupboard goes hand in hand with great home cooking. If your staples stay clean and organised, meals can happen more efficiently.
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.