Season Of Fruitfulness

Posted on: 10 September 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

It's time to harvest and preserve your garden's crops, as well as gathering seeds for next year. We have all the advice gardeners need.

Whether you are preparing those prize vegetables for Harvest Festival, or your mouth is watering in anticipation of cooking and eating the fruits of your labours, we have advice on how and when to pick and preserve the produce from your garden to ensure you can enjoy it at its best.

It's also Seed Gathering Season from 23rd September to 23rd October 2008, so follow our tips for collecting and storing seeds if you want to start some plants for free next year.

You can click on each title below to read more.

Gardening At Harvest Time: There are lots of vegetables to pick, as well as some to plant and prune.

When They're Ripe For The Picking! How do you know when to pick the fruits of your labour? Find out all you need to know.

Pick Your Own: Advice on fruit and veg from Craig James, head chef at Quaglino's.

Storing Vegetables: Garden vegetables brighten winter with proper storage.

Storing Home-Grown Produce: Prolong the life of your produce.

Preserving Produce: Follow the recipe to ensure success and safety.

Apple Harvest: Storage, preservation and tree care.

Rooting Around: Imaginative ideas for cooking beetroot.

Collecting Seeds: The easiest way to obtain plants for next year.

Saving Seeds: Plan ahead now and save yourself some money next year!

Collecting Your Own Seeds: Start out with native British plants by gathering their seeds for your garden.

Successful Seed Storage: Gardeners usually have a few extra seeds or seed packages left over after planting their gardens, and leftover seeds can be stored to grow another day.

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