What to sow in December

LET’S be honest, with Christmas on the horizon and the weather likely to get even colder December sowing is quite limited. But don’t despair. If you have a spare windowsill or a cold frame you can keep on growing.

Five broad beans for autumn planting

AS with most plants, the usual contradictory advice surrounds the best time to sow broad beans. Some opt for the start of the year, others autumn or if you’re being very specific, like my grandad and uncles, Boxing Day. If you want to steal a march on your rivals and be munching on beans, bacon…