As summer makes way for autumn, the harvesting range of fruit and vegetables changes as most of the soft fruit has been picked as well as summer cabbages, cauliflower, onions, broad beans and early potatoes.
The garden is beginning to go into its autumn phase as berried plants such as the rowan, and cotoneasters are starting to steal the show and summer flowers start to fade away.
When you reach a certain age you are able to look back to your childhood and compare it to today’s kids growing up in a technological age.
Pumpkins and courgettes have a lot of similarities in their needs for producing good crops.
Forget New Year resolutions – August is a great time to turn over a new culinary leaf, says John Stoa
Spring: the season of awakening and new life, the blooming of fresh buds and re-emerging beautiful colour.
After a season of rich pickings, it’s time for John Stoa to preserve his autumn crops.
We will always remember the summer of 2018 with its long hot and dry spell, but 2019 seems to be even hotter, but with plentiful thunderstorms so there was never any shortage of water.
How well suited is the Scottish climate for the growing of figs? John Stoa finds out.
Home grown tomatoes will always be so much better than those purchased from the supermarket.